Community hosts vigil to remember 38 killed in Wyandotte County last year

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KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- Crime victims will unite Monday night for a special ceremony to remember their loved ones who were killed last year.

The ceremony will remember the 38 people killed in Wyandotte County last year including 10-year-old Machole Stewart who was killed in a drive-by shooting last fall while she sat with her family in her home watching the World Series.


The ceremony is part of National Crime Victim's Rights Week and aims to bring crime victims together to help each other heal from the tragedy they have experienced.

The ceremony began as a way to bring people together to discuss possible solutions and raise awareness of the devastating effects of violent crime after a 10-year-old girl was murdered  in 1998.

The vigil will be held at Forest Grove Baptist Church Monday and will be free to the public. There will be a candle light ceremony and food will be provided. The dinner begins at 5 p.m. and the memorial service begins at 6:30 p.m.