Mass shooting survivors speak at Indianapolis peace walk

Mass shooting survivors speak at Indianapolis peace walk

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Dozens of people gathered Saturday at George Washington Park for a peace walk.

The peace walk included speeches from a survivor of the 2016 Pulse Nightclub mass shooting and a survivor from the Santa Fe high school shooting in 2018.

The walk ended at Douglass Park for a community day celebration.

The peace walk began three years ago after a friend of one of the organizers was the victim of gun violence.

“In 2017, I lost my friend and teammate Dijon Anderson, and that’s when I was motivated to start this, and to see this keep going in his name means a lot because it’s going on three years, it’s been about two-and-a-half years, to see it come full circle. I’m just steadily doing this in his memory,” said Brandon Warren, one of the organizers of the walk.

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Organizers say they wanted to host the event Saturday to raise awareness about gun violence in Indianapolis and across the country.