- Associated Press - Friday, December 25, 2015

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - More than 200 people spent Christmas Eve demanding an end to gun violence in Richmond following the death of a 12-year-old girl who was gunned down in the crossfire of a neighborhood dispute.

Police say Amiya Moses was drawing on the sidewalk with friends Saturday night when she was hit by gunfire.

Thursday night, speaker after speaker demanded an end to gun violence in the capital city. The shooting was among five incidents in 24 hours.

The Richmond Times-Dispatch (https://bit.ly/1QZMrLI) says community activist Charles Willis told the audience that residents must come together to end crime.

Days after Amiya’s killing, Richmond Police Chief Alfred Durham announced the arrest of two suspects, both 20 years old.

They are being held on conspiracy counts. More charges are expected.

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Information from: Richmond Times-Dispatch, https://www.timesdispatch.com


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