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Baltimore Ceasefire Effort holds vigil in honor of man killed in West Baltimore

Posted at 9:58 PM, Feb 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-07 23:21:43-05

BALTIMORE — On Friday afternoon around 1 p.m., a man was shot in the chest on West Franklin Street in West Baltimore.

He was taken to the hospital where he died.

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Members of the Baltimore Ceasefire Effort held a vigil at that location at 8:15 p.m. Friday in honor of the victim.

Traces of his blood were still on the ground, but the organizers of the group have a message for death and it's that they will keep showing up in force as long as it does.

"We’re going to get up tomorrow morning and put love in the other two spaces as well," said Baltimore Ceasefire Founder Erricka Bridgeford. "We have to go toe to toe with murder. When it shows up we’re going to show up. Before it knows we’re going to be showing up enough before it gets there so we’re able to stop it.”

Bridgeford says that when somebody is killed, it impacts hundreds of people.

Her group is holding life affirming events across the city this weekend.