Memphians gather to remember lives lost by gun violence

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A large crowd of victim's families, police officers, clergy and community members lit candles and offered prayers for each other and for their city.

As of this moment, Memphis police report 218 homicides, a record-breaking number of victims so far. Most were killed by a bullet.

Clergy and a group called Moms Demand Action joined forces for this event.

Several hundred people filled a park, and at the end of the service they remembered the victims with ribbons, each ribbon representing a life lost this year in Memphis to gun violence.

This was the fourth year organizers put on this event. It's held on the Sandy Hook anniversary.

Three hundred other cities nationwide held similar events.

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