WILKINSBURG (KDKA) — One week after four women, a man and an unborn child died in a mass shooting in Wilkinsburg, there was a vigil Wednesday night near the shooting scene.
Organizer Candace King-Williams says police can’t solve every crime alone; they need help from people who live in the community.READ MORE: COVID-19 In Pennsylvania: State Health Department Reports 1,730 New Cases, 38 Additional Deaths
“It’s the police’s job to protect and serve, but how can they serve if we don’t give them something to serve?” Williams said. “It’s time for the [police-community] relationship to change.”
Some of those attending the rally have themselves lost loved ones to gun violence.
Pastor Brian Wright Sr., of Pittsburgh, lost two sons to shootings.READ MORE: Man Arrested On Arson Charges In Spaghetti And Steakhouse Restaurant Fire
Wright said a prayer asking that the Lord “fill this place with healing.”
June Howard, who lives just doors down the street from the scene of last week’s shooting, said, “This has been a nice neighborhood, nothing is perfect, nothing is perfect.”MORE NEWS: Victor Steban, Captured For Questioning In Westmoreland Co. Double Homicide, Found To Have Lengthy Criminal History
Allegheny County Police are leaving no stone unturned in the investigation, but so far, even a $20,000 reward offered by the ATF has not led to any arrests in the case.