SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Just a week after three separate shootings in Syracuse killed three people, the community came together for an annual vigil for those lost to violence.
Mothers Against Gun Violence held its 12th annual vigil in Clinton Square Sunday.
A crowd attended to hear speakers and memories of those killed as told by their loved ones.
The group's co-founder says the vigil was planned before last weekend's violence.
"For this to happen the week before the vigil, it was actually devastating. It was very sad for all of us to know this happened right before. You know, we need our babies to stop killing each other," said Helen Hudson, Mothers Against Gun Violence co-founder.
While Hudson says there's still a lot of work to be done, she also says strides are being made.
She pointed to the young people in the crowd as evidence that they're starting to engage in the fight against violence.