Family of another Cincinnati shooting victim prays for peace

WCPOPublished: August 6, 2018
Published: August 6, 2018

Elijah Wheeler Sr. and Latrice Rogers were mourning their son – new to the list of the city’s shooting victims – with family and friends at a South Cumminsville street corner Sunday night and praying for the violence to end. "This took a whole piece out of us. A whole piece out of us," Rogers said, talking about the death of her 21-year-old Elijah Wheeler more than a week ago. Mitch Morris, a community advocate, was there, too. He looked down the street and remembered a similar vigil a block away nine years ago. Different parents. Different family. Same pain. "When you see the yellow tape up, it's a lot deeper than that,” Morris said. “You have the ripple effect. You have grandmothers, mothers, fathers, kids."

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