‘Justice for Jeremiah’, community seeking answers more than a week after shooting

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PEORIA, Ill.– More than a week later and police are still searching for the person who shot and killed four-year-old Jeremiah Ward.

Peoria Community Against Violence (PCAV) held a walk Wednesday to help bring justice for the little boy.

PCAV and community members walked together in solidarity asking for “Justice for Jeremiah” and for peace. The walk is planned to allow the community to walk in peace while remembering those who have died by gun violence. It also serves a bigger purpose to help the community band together as summer begins in hopes to end violence in the neighborhood. 

“It definitely makes me feel a little bit better,” said Scottie Ward, Jeremiah’s father. “I’m not alone. Like, he was my son, but to see everybody else come together like this….we really appreciate it.”

At this point no one has been arrested in the connection with the murder of Jeremiah.

This peace walk is a way to encourage people to come forth with information. Until then, the family and community continues to wait for answers. 

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