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Moment of silence to mark anniversary of Parkland shootings

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Six people were shot in a section of Louisville's Parkland neighborhood on May 17, 2012. Three of the gunshot victims died. Six people were shot in a section of Louisville's Parkland neighborhood on May 17, 2012. Three of the gunshot victims died.

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - It's a day no one in Louisville will forget: the day six people were shot and three lost their lives in a wave of gunfire on 32nd street. Friday, May 17 marks one year since the deadly day of violence in the Parkland neighborhood.

Louisville Metro Councilwoman Attica Scott announced on Monday that there will be a moment of silence to honor the anniversary. Scott said it's taking time, but progress is being made to end gun violence in Louisville's west end.

"While in certain places violence is glorified, not here, not in this town, not in this community," said LMPD Lt. Aubrey Gregory of LMPD. "You may see it [glorified] on television, you may hear it in music, but not here."

"We knock on doors, we talk to people, we let them know who we are, give them our contact information, give them other pieces of literature to talk about how to keep yourself safe and your neighborhood safe," Scott said. "It makes a difference. We're sharing information with people about how to build block watches and neighborhood watches."

The moment of silence will be held at noon on May 17 in the area of 32nd Street between Greenwood Avenue and Kentucky Street. At 3:30 p.m. on the 18th, three survivors of gun violence will lead a compassion walk beginning at the corner of 32nd and Broadway.

"It's making a difference," Scott said. "It's slow. It's frustrating. It's frustrating for me, but it's happening. It's taking some time, but it's happening."

Scott said holding harsh feelings against the families left behind only fuels the violence.

"We can't demonize the family whose person may have shot the gun and hurt someone," Scott said. "We can't do that to them because they're victims as well. We have to support everyone, and we hear their stories. That's how we build relationships."

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