Candlelight vigil held in Williamsburg to mark 1 month since Buffalo shooting
A candlelight vigil was held Tuesday night in Williamsburg to mark one month since the mass shooting in Buffalo.
Brooklyn residents stood together united in Sternberg Park as they reflected on the violent shootings that have unfolded across the country. They also talked about ways to prevent shootings from happening again.
The names of the victims involved in both the Buffalo and Uvalde, Texas shootings were read aloud followed by prayers and songs.
The community says they are responsible for teaching young people right from wrong and for getting guns off the streets.
“We are not out here as Chinese people, Black people, Puerto Rican-- we are out here as one. There are no strangers out here, we all feel the same way and it is time for us to stop this level of hate,” says Greta Hunter, the treasurer of the 90 Precinct Community Board.
State Assembly member Maritza Davila adds, “No mother, father or family member wants to end up burying their children. No one in the streets or in the school-- nobody.”