Join us on June 7-9th for Wear Orange, as we unite in our call to end gun violence and honor the more than 120 people who are shot and killed, and hundreds more who are wounded and traumatized, every day in our country. Read some of the stories of those affected by gun violence below.

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Zonteveon Shaw

My son was killed on December 25, 2023, which I didn’t know until some of his friends went to my mother’s house on December 26 advising there had been a shooting on Christmas night, and they could not find him. So we set out on December 26 to locate my son by walking all around the neighborhood, looking in sheds, thinking he was hurt, but I, as a mother, knew that I had a window of opportunity with him: After three to four hours, if I hadn’t heard anything, he was deceased.

On December 27 he was located at a cemetery where someone had relocated his body from the scene because he ran off. Once discovered by the police that advised he was deceased, I then felt shattering pain and hurt that someone who took his life placed him where we couldn’t find him. Knowing this person had my son in their car, where he took his last breath. The police have not arrested this young man either, and today I seek justice from all who did this to him and his friend Jamayais Bennett on this December 25, 2023. I miss him so much and love him.

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