Moms march against Cincinnati gun violence

Posted at 7:00 PM, May 24, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-24 19:15:48-04

CINCINNATI -- They're all women who lost their children to gun violence, and they want that cycle to end.

For many, there are still unanswered questions. Carlnetta Flagg-Miles' son was shot and killed as he left a nightclub in October. His killer still hasn't been caught -- and she's not alone.

"I saw my grandbaby laying in the ground with a sheet over him," said Patricia Carson, whose grandson lost his life to gun violence.

"It was horrible," she said. "It was just horrible."

Mothers Against Gun Violence has become a support system for the women. They're working to end violence in Cincinnati's neighborhoods.

"It's a horrible, horrible thing to have your child one minute, and the next minute they are dead -- not due to a car accident, not due to sickle cell or cancer, just to someone pulling the trigger," said Mitch Morris, who, with Cincinnati Works' Phoenix Program, aims to reduce urban violence.

Carson said she goes out every day looking for whoever killed her grandson.

"I hope that their conscience bothers them so bad that they feel the need to step forward," she said.

The moms plan to hold events throughout the year. Anyone with information about an unsolved homicide can call Crimestoppers at 513-352-3040.