Families begin planning memorial dedicated to gun violence victims


Plans are moving forward to create a memorial dedicated to gun violence victims. 

Back in 2016, the legislature approved $229,00 for the project.  

Two years later, a group of families — who have lost loved ones to gun violence — are now working together to get it built outside the District Attorney’s office. 

One of the members is Nicole Chavez-Lucero, the mother of Jaydon Chavez-Silver who was killed in a drive-by shooting in 2015. 

They hope the memorial is a place of comfort. 

“The families of victims in the past or people — hopefully there will be a lot fewer victims in the future — need a place where they feel safe,” said Michelle Laflemme-Childs, Public Art Program Director. 

The memorial is still early in the planning stages. 

The group hopes the memorial will be finished in the summer of 2020. 

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