Wichita Holding Annual Walk Against Gang Violence

By: AP, Posted by Chris Fisher
By: AP, Posted by Chris Fisher

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) _ Organizers of the annual Wichita Walk
Against Gang Violence hope this year's march will draw twice as
many participants as there are gang members in the city.

This year's walk begins at 10 a.m. Saturday at McAdams Park. The
route is different from the first two years because Vice Mayor
Lavonta Williams says gang violence doesn't have a district.

The Wichita Eagle reports there are about 3,000 documented gang members in the city, and organizers hope 6,000 walkers show up for the event. More than 50 groups will be offering information about summer youth activities and resources for addressing gang involvement.

Williams says she would like to see the walk held in a different
part of Wichita each year to illustrate the point that gang
violence happens everywhere.

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