BOSTON (FOX 25 / MyFoxBoston.com) - As police continue the search for the suspects involved in the shooting of four women in Dorchester, hundreds took to the streets in Boston on Sunday to speak out against violence.
A peace rally was held at 2 p.m. on Sunday in Franklin Field by newly founded Shake the City. The rally was held to honor the lives of Genevieve Philip, Kirsten Lartey, and Sharrice Perkins, who were shot last Sunday while sitting in a car on Harlem Street.
Several elected officials attended the rally as well, including Ayanna Pressley, Tito Jackson, and State Rep. Carlos Henriquez.
Members of Shake the City say the violence in Boston has gone on for far too long, and members of the community are starting to take notice and action. They used the event not only to honor the lives lost last Sunday, but also to offer up ideas on how to make the streets of Boston a safer place.
City and police leaders will take part in a forum on Sunday night to talk about the "State of Emergency" in Boston.