YAKIMA, Wash.- Yakima families are standing up against gang violence.
Council members, friends and families who have lost victims to shootings walked from Millennium Plaza to Miller Park. They called their march a "Day of Hope".
This year alone, there have been more than 20 shootings so far. Many of which involve teens and young adults. State Attorney General Rob McKenna says to fix this problem and prevent more shootings state laws need to be changed.
"We need to ratch up the punishment so that they're not carrying a gun to begin with, that will save them and their victims," said Attorney General McKenna.
People released balloons as a way to remember all the victims the Yakima area has lost. Saturday's event was in honor of Mo Adams who shot in 2008 at a Yakima party.
Monday, May 20 2013 11:47 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:47:27 GMT
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