March To End Gun Violence Taking Place In Bridgeton Friday
It seems like victim after victim has fallen prey to gun violence in Cumberland County over the last few months.
There were multiple incidents from the latter months of 2020 through May 2021 that have claimed multiple lives including the mass shooting that took place just last week at a house party in Bridgeton. So far, that shooting alone has claimed three lives in addition to multiple people remaining hospitalized currently in critical condition.
As a result, the community has decided that it's time to raise awareness to the issue that's been plaguing the surrounding towns in Cumberland County. One victim's mother, Jennifer Williams-Crosell took matters into her own hands. She has had plans in motion for weeks now to hold a protest, of sorts, a march to do just that. Planned for Friday, May 28th, Williams-Crosell has organized a march to raise awareness for the issues surrounding gun violence that claimed the life of her 19-year-old daughter Aaliyah Eubanks back in March of this year.
Truth be told, the march couldn't have been chosen for a better date since the community is currently trying to overcome the tragedy that took place over this past weekend. A house party at which hundreds of people were reportedly in attendance was the site of mass shooting on Saturday night. When asked about her thoughts, Williams-Crosell told NJ.com that the events from Saturday were "a smack in the face".
The community was already dealing with impact of multiple victims from previous shootings, so this incident has obviously hit Bridgeton pretty hard.
The march will reportedly be held Friday, May 28th at 3 p.m. first along the Cohansey River near Hummel's Wine and Liquor and will conclude at the Prosecutor's office on Vine. For more information, check out the details HERE.