Bainbridge Saturday march calls for an end to gun violence

Bainbridge Saturday march calls for an end to gun violence
Published: Dec. 3, 2022 at 9:25 PM EST|Updated: Dec. 3, 2022 at 10:32 PM EST
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ALBANY, Ga. (WALB) - On Saturday, many people from the Bainbridge community showed their support by participating in a march to spread love and end hate in their community.

Patrick Riley, a Bainbridge native, was motivated to organize a march against gun violence after a fatal shooting happened on Nov. 27 and took the life of 16-year-old K’Darius Smart.

The march was organized after a 16-year-old was shot and killed on Nov. 27.
The march was organized after a 16-year-old was shot and killed on Nov. 27.(Patrick Riley)

Two people have been arrested and charged in connection to the shooting.

Many came out to the march to support both Riley and the victim’s mother, Nekeisha Flagler.

Many came to the march to support the victim's mother.
Many came to the march to support the victim's mother.(Patrick Riley)

Riley said he hopes that this traumatic experience motivates everyone around the community to put the guns down for good.