Murder Victims Remembered In New Bedford
Family members who have lost loved ones to violence, gathered in New Bedford's West End Thursday night, taking part in a vigil to mark "Survivors of Homocide Victims Awareness Month". Among those present was Fernanda Gonzalez of New Bedford. Her son, Alberto "Tito" Gonzalez, was killed by gunfire in 2003. She's urging an end to violence in city neighborhoods.
Albert Lopes Sr. lost his son "Rocky" to gun violence in 2002. He described his son as someone always willing to help others.
The vigil was organized by the Old Bedford Development Corporation. Other vigils will be held around the city for the next two weeks, to remember the victims of homocides and their families.