Mothers of slain sons, community march against gun violence in Apopka

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APOPKA, Fla. - A continued effort to stop gun violence took to the streets of Apopka Saturday.

Three mothers, whose sons were murdered in the city, started a nonprofit group called Miles-A-Head.

Dozens of residents and supporters marched down south Central Avenue, an area known for high crime, hoping to break the cycle of silence and prevent more tragedies.

“We want to bring awareness to the crimes and the violence in the streets of south Apopka. We’re trying to stop the violence,” said Barbara Miles.

The goal of the group is to also end what they called the “no snitching” mentality that keeps people from coming forward with information that helps solve crimes.