SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (wggb) – Brandon Daniels was a 28 year-old father of 3 when he was gunned down in the Old Hill neighborhood of Springfield this fall. Pubi Alexander was the victim of the 15th homicide of the year in Springfield, his death was attributed to gang violence.
Today, music, food and a party-like atmosphere brought people out to Magazine Park. It was all part of a rally to bring awareness and an end to the violence in Springfield put on by the Committed Residents of Springfield.
“People just need to know that they need to start with their kids at home and show them love and compassion because all that trickles out into the streets. And if you’re there for your kids, then your kids will be there for other people,” said Jennifer Diaz, the events organizer.
All of the proceeds from donations made at the rally were donated to the families of Daniels and Alexander.