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Birmingham kids hold 'Stop the Violence' march after 5-year-old is shot

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BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) -

A group of children marched on Wednesday in Birmingham's Kingston community to ask people to stop the violence.

Their march ended in the 900 block of 44th Place North. It's where police say there was a fight at an apartment last Friday night. A five-year-old girl was shot four times during that altercation.

The Kingston Steelers little league football players wanted to march and honor the girl. She still recovering from her injuries at Children's of Alabama.

"They should not have been arguing and the baby should not have gotten shot," said eight-year-old Rashad Morgan. "It was horrible."

Morgan knows the victim and said the shooting makes him sad and has left him scared to live in his neighborhood.

"Because you never know what's going to happen," said Morgan.

David Perry with the football program says the Kingston community is known for drugs and violence.

"It's a lot of violence, a lot of crime," said Perry.

He said it's not uncommon to hear about a shooting here, but now a child has become a victim.

"Enough is enough, " said Perry. "My football kids, they know violence is not an option. I preach to my kids all the time."

So, the kids are turning the tables. They're used to be being told what to do by grown-ups and they're hoping the adults will take a moment and listen to them.

"1, 2, 3, stop the violence!" chanted the kids.

No arrests have been made in the shooting, but Lt. Sean Edwards with the Birmingham Police Department says investigators have a suspect in mind. Investigators are close to identifying that suspect.

Edwards also says the Department of Human Resources has gotten involved in the case.

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