LYNCHBURG, Va. (WSET) — As Lynchburg continues to deal with acts of violence across the city, One Community, One Voice wants to ensure no one who is killed or unsolved cases gets forgotten.
OCOV Director James Camm told ABC13 that his organization is looking to hold an annual vigil for the lives lost and for any unsolved cases so that the community never forgets their names. Pastor Camm said the first one of these special vigils will be held in January 2024.
"It's imperative that we let people know that a life lost is somebody's son, somebody's daughter, or somebody's grandchild," Pastor Camm said. "We must never let it be known that it's okay for a life to just be taken and forgotten."
Since the beginning of 2023, three children have lost their lives due to gun violence in the Hill City.
On Friday, February 24, 12-year-old Malaysia Solomon was shot and killed inside her own home on Monroe Street. Just one month later on March 23, 16-year-old Terrion Marshall was shot and killed while driving down 16th Street. On May 1, 6-year-old Kingston Campbell was shot and killed in his own home on Floyd Street.
According to our findings, all three children were killed within three blocks of one another.
According to the Lynchburg Police Department, no one has been arrested for any of those cases. If you know anything about them, please call LPD.