Residents call for peace after rash of violence in Lancaster

LANCASTER, Pa. (WHTM) – More than 100 people gathered in Penn Square on Saturday for a Community Peace Walk, organized by Lancaster Unity.

The walk was in response to this week’s rash of violent crimes.

Dustin Klopp, 36, is accused of brutally beating his wife to death on Christmas Eve and 18-year-old Christian Williams is accused of attempted homicide for shooting a man on Monday.

Both men are in Lancaster County Prison, but residents say these violence acts need to start a conversation.

“We have an amazing community, that is full of awesome people that love each other. We have awesome diversity that makes us really cool. It’s just a great community and we’re going through a hard time right now. So that’s why we’re here,” said Martha Good, an organizer of the Community Peace Walk.

The walk was a square and Lancaster Unity mapped it carefully. “It encompasses a little bit of each of the four quadrants and what that is significant of, is having all four parts of the city together, as one,” said Good.

Lancaster Unity hopes this event will bring the community together and help residents support each other.

The group hopes to plan more events like the Community Peace Walk. For more information visit their Facebook page.

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