Friends, family of murder victim march for peace; prepare for funeral
Friends and family of Cheryl Williamson march through the streets of Louisville Sunday afternoon.
LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A week has passed since a college senior was gunned
down while visiting loved ones for the thanksgiving holiday.
Those loved ones are taking action, pleading for justice in the case and
taking that message to the streets.
Police say they are having a hard time getting people who may know what
happened to come to forward.
Sunday afternoon despite the rain, family and friends of Cheryl Williamson walked
About 200 people joined together and covered several blocks, carrying signs
and chanting "stop the violence."
Williamson was a Western Kentucky University senior majoring in fashion. She
was shot last weekend outside of The Gillespie in downtown Louisville on Market
Street after a party there had just wrapped up.
Friends have said she got in argument with one or two men over something
meaningless right before someone pulled out a gun and shot her at least once.
She was rushed to the hospital, but later died in surgery.
Family members organized Sunday's walk hoping to raise awareness about violence
and to try to stop it.
"This right here was senseless and we need to get some sense about ourselves
and when we do something we think before we act before we do something that
affects a whole community of people," said friend Ryan Winston.
Williamson's visitation is Monday at Bates Memorial Baptist Church from 6:00
to 9:00 pm. Her funeral is Tuesday.
Currently police have no suspects. If you have any information that could
help police you are asked to call (502) 574-5672.
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