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Victims of gun violence remembered as sixth anniversary of Sandy Hook approaches

National vigil to end gun violence held on Capitol Hill (ABC7)

Dozens of family members traveled from across the nation to the St. Mark’s Episcopal Church on Wednesday night to remember victims of gun violence.

“My mother two cousins and a childhood friend was killed in the Emmanuel AME church shooting on June 17, 2015,” Rev. Sharon Rissher said.

Closer to home, loved ones remembered Tom Marmet who was hit by a stray bullet on his way home on 17th Street, NE.

“I’m Bob I’m here to honor our son who was killed 6 weeks ago, not far from here in Washington, D.C.,” said Roger Marmet.

As they shared their stories, the group used their voices to call for changes.

“This is a public health issue,” said Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi.

Pelosi was greeted with a loud round of applause when she promised to fight for gun control.

“We’re going to get it done, because it is the right thing to do,” she said.

Next Friday marks the sixth anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary school shooting.

Watch the vigil in its entirety below:

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