Crime

March on Sunday focuses on prayer as weapon against violence

A peace walk has been planned for Sunday as part of a campaign to stop violence.

Anita Franklin, whose son Antonio Franklin, 20, was shot and killed in Duncan Park in April, organized the march.

"We are walking to let our youth know we are here and we care," she said. "Each walk has had a theme and this one is a prayer theme, 'Praying for Our Community.' Praise is our weapon."

Community leaders, Lexington police and citizens announced four marches in July in an effort to curb a spate of violence that was plaguing the city. This march is the fifth.

Franklin said the march will begin at 3 p.m. in Duncan Park.

The city has had 16 homicides so far this year, 10 of which have been solved.

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