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Vigil Held to End Violence

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The organization called the Royal Divas of the Quad Cities hosted a vigil to stop violence in Rock Island's Longview Park Sunday night.

Dozens turned out at the vigil to sing, pray and honor those who lost their lives to violence in the Quad Cities.

A flier the group distributed at the vigil displayed pictures of 26 men and women whom family members say died in violent acts in the past decade.

A mother to one of the victims on the flier spoke at the event.

Dina Wright said her 28-year-old daughter, Lashaune, was stabbed to death about seven years ago by an ex-boyfriend. Learning her daughter was dead was the worst day of her life, she said. But she has taken the experience and used it to make what she hopes is a positive impact on the community. Wright said she now regularly shares her daughter's story at events as a way of spreading awareness and stopping violence.

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