Today is National Day of Remembrance for Murder Victims
Updated: Monday, September 25, 2017, 11:17 AM
Today is National Day of Remembrance for Murder Victims.
All over the country, people are gathering to honor those killed and their families.
Here in Philadelphia, the National Homicide Justice Alliance is partnering with the Philadelphia chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America for a gathering on the steps of the Philadelphia Art Museum at 6 p.m.
So far this year, there have been 222 people killed in Philadelphia. Many of those homicides remain unsolved.
The impact goes beyond shattered families. A whole city is struggling to deal with an epidemic of violence.
Here are the stories of just some of those victims:
Alejandro “Alex” Rojas-Garcia
James Walke III
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I spent the last few weekends at events by and for families of homicide victims. Here are just a few of their stories