MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The killers who gunned down a 7-year-old boy on the Fourth of July are still at large.
While police work to arrest the gunmen, others call for change.
“This is real. How man? How many more are you all going to kill? How many of you all are going to keep killing us?” said Mary Trice, Ride of Tears.
Trice, the Founder of Ride of Tears, a non-profit organization fighting to reduce the number of children killed from gun violence in Memphis, was moved to tears.
“It’s wrong. Every day you’re taking a child?” said Trice.
Trice mourned the loss of 7-year-old Kelby Shorty, gunned down on Independence Day in his front yard.
“Fourth of July is not a good day. Memphis, stand up. parents, get out there and find your kids.”
Trice was outraged just days after Shorty, killed by another child, was shot in Whitehaven.
Police said two adults were arguing. We’re told the gunman was aiming at a woman but instead shot the child.
“I want to let the police director know you have an organization that is here and will stand with her. The only way we will stop crime is by coming together,” said Kenny Lee, Ride of Tears.
The Ride of Tears will honor Shorty by driving a hearse through Memphis.
“I hope they say I don’t want my baby riding their last ride. I can’t see myself putting my baby in there,” said Trice.
The ride will be next Wednesday starting at the Liberty Bowl.
People will line up at 3:00 p.m. and take off at 4:00 p.m.
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