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They said they saw the man holding the baby, who was not crying. Then they heard the mother saying, “My baby got shot? My baby got shot?”
The shooting alarmed Mary Johnson, the founder of the anti-violence group From Death to Life, not only because the victim was so young, but also because the shooter was a teenager. Guns are too easy to get, she said.
“The kids say, ‘Hey, I can knock on a door, and get a five dollar gun, a fifty dollar gun, a hundred dollar gun, but I got to walk a long ways to a store to get an apple,” she said. Johnson’s organization holds a prayer meeting on the second Saturday of each month, followed by a vigil at the Cub Foods on W. Broadway.
“If we could come together and do some things together, stand up together, we could bring some changes,” she said.
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