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Mayoral candidate honors murder victims with digital bulletin boards around the city

Posted at 6:45 PM, Dec 31, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-31 18:55:11-05

BALTIMORE — As the year come to an end for one of city’s worst for gun violence, the community is honoring the hundreds of victims.

The names don't stop there, 348 people have been killed in the city so far this year.

A vigil was held Tuesday afternoon at Cathedral of the Incarnation, following a prayer in response to the violence.

"Spending hours walking through West Baltimore, you feel the poverty and the disperse so when you read the names that sense of disperse. Anger over unnecessary violence soaks in with every name spoken," said Reverend Scott Slater of Cathedral of the Incarnation

The victim's names will be displayed throughout the city.

Mayoral candidate Thiru Vignarajah set up digital bulletin boards that shows each victim's name age and the date and location of their death.

Vignarajah said this initiative, "Names not Numbers" was inspired in part by words of victim's mother, who said the murders shouldn't be reduced to just numbers.

Her son victorious swift was the city's 74th homicide.