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CPD holds another Silence the Violence walk

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CHATTANOOGA, TN (WRCB) -

Monday night dozens walked in silence across the city because they want to silence the violence.

In their hands they had signs with the names of people who lost their lives to gun violence.

Amy Lyons walked Monday.

The person on her sign was Orlandus Metcalf.

Metcalf, a 71-year-old former City of Chattanooga employee was killed in a drive-by-shooting in March while inside his home on Taylor Street.

“I hate bullies and I hate that people feel like they can control other people,” said Lyons.

Lyons says the violence has bothered her so much she's lost sleep.

“I’m just completely torn up about the situation. I feel like people have gotten out of control,” said Lyons.

Lyons says she walked and prayed in the rain not only for her safety, but others too.

“I hate it. I want people to see the Chattanooga that I’ve seen,” said Lyons.

Lyons says she hopes a difference was made.

CPD holds prayer walks bi-monthly.

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