LIBERTY CITY (CBSMiami) – In the heart of Liberty City, hundreds of marchers – moms, dads, kids – demonstrated their disdain for the gun play that’s killing the neighborhoods’ youth.READ MORE: Arrest Affidavit: Accused Hollywood Cop Killer Jason Banegas Claims He Was Trying To Kill Himself In Struggle With Slain Officer Yandy Chirino
Little 6-year-old King Carter’s death struck a chord with the community.
Almost 300 turned out at 54th Street and 17th avenue Monday evening, ready to spread the word that the string of black on black crimes has to end.
“It is going to make a difference. It will make a difference,” said King’s mother, Monica Smith.
Santonio Carter, the boy’s father, had harsh words for the shooters that unleashed the gunfire.
“It is out of my hands now. For me, turn yourself in – for my closure, before your people get in front of the camera and talk about how they miss you,” he said.READ MORE: Parkland Families Say They Want The Death Penalty
Carter also had a lesson in street etiquette for whoever is responsible – people he says are no gangsters.
“Gangsters have moral, principals, manners, respect,” he said.
Adding he has “never been cut so deep, so deep.”
At Charles Hadley Park, there were prayers, passionate words and a reminder of what stray bullets could do.
“Look how precious she look! Who would want to see her hit with a stray bullet? Oh my god, look at the precious face. We got to start with her right there. They are looking out for you,” a man said.
Police are not saying what clues they have other than they say three males in a dark car were seen speeding away from the crime scene.
While police have nothing new to report, there was a call to action at park.MORE NEWS: Push For State To Require Teaching Of Asian American History In Public Schools
“We have to become better parents. We have to become better overseers. We have to do what we have to do,” a man said. “The white man never solved a black problem. We have to solve our own problem.”