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Dawson residents rally to support mayor 1 year after shooting

DAWSON, GA (WALB) -

Dawson residents come out to support the Dawson Mayor's peace rally, nearly one year after he was ambushed and shot several times in his home.

No arrests have been made in the case, but Mayor Christopher Wright is focusing on survival.

He held a "Celebration of Life" and "Rally for Peace" event Friday, celebrating he and his mother's one year of recovering after the two were ambushed in their home and held against their will. Wright was shot six times during the ordeal.

Wright and his supporters marched their way to the Terrell County Courthouse steps in the "Rally for Peace.

They said prayers and listened to local artists Jacob Peters who rapped about non-violence.

They also lit candles to remember those who have lost their lives to gun violence.

Mayor Wright showed a picture of him taken while he was in the hospital recovering from wounds, to show his recovery.

"It was important for people not only hear about, but to see the trauma and the pain not only that the victims but families of victims endure," said Mayor Wright. "Families have to sit and witness and watch their loved ones suffering. It's important that people see."

Several family and friends said a few words to thank the community for their support and prayers while Mayor Wright was recovering.

Mayor Wright says bothers him that no arrests have been made in the case, but he believes that justice will be served.

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