Richland sheriff partners for peace walk

Published: Nov. 8, 2014 at 2:33 PM EST|Updated: Nov. 18, 2014 at 8:50 PM EST
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COLUMBIA, SC (WIS/AP) - Richland County's top cop is partnering up with several organizations for a walk to focus on peace from gun violence.

On Saturday, Sheriff Leon Lott and groups including public schools, civic organizations and the Faith Coalition on Gun Violence are putting on a peace walk in downtown Columbia.

Participants will gather at Zion Baptist Church and walk to the north side steps of the Statehouse. There will be time for prayer and music in recognition of victims of gun violence and their families during a program that follows.

"We are stepping out for peace this morning," said participant Kathy Handel. "We are making a statement that we want to pull our communities together, we want peace within our communities."

Victims and survivors of violence and their families will also share personal stories.

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