Mothers who’ve lost children to gun violence march in KC - KCTV5

Mothers who’ve lost children to gun violence march in KC

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The Mother's March through Kansas City was for families who have lost children to gun violence. (KCTV) The Mother's March through Kansas City was for families who have lost children to gun violence. (KCTV)
KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -

In Kansas City, a mom will spend Mother's Day grieving the loss of her child. Dozens of other moms who have felt the same pain are suffering, too.

In downtown KC, families who have been torn apart by gun violence want their message heard.

“You have mothers here who have lost their kids,” said Jennifer Brown with Aim 4 Justice.

Brown lost her son, Donta, in 2006. She said she understands the kind of pain the family of the 3-year-old killed on Friday is feeling.

“If I have to fight for another mother's child that's what I'll do,” she said. “I'm going to stand.”

The loss of an innocent child hit close to home for many of the families.

“I truly don't understand how you can sleep at night knowing you took an innocent life,” said organizer Sheryl Ferguson.

Ferguson is working to end the kind of senseless acts that kill babies. “Who knows what that child could have given,” she said.

Many of the mothers now represent organizations that advocate for other victims in hope of preventing another child from dying.

“It's given me strength to keep going,” Brown said.

Police are still investigating the shooting that killed the 3-year-old. They say someone fired into a car with him and his family inside.

Former Police Chief Daryl Forte stopped by the march on Saturday to offer his support to the families.

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