Citizens Against Violence Meets For Monthly Greenville Vigil

Every month a group against violence holds a vigil to remember murder victims --- and Thursday night they remembered a man gunned down in a gang-related killing, who police say was a gang member himself.

The Citizens United Against Violence holds candlelight vigils every month for any Pitt County victim of a declared homicide.

Thursday Jamar Clark was remembered after he died in what Greenville police called a gang related shooting on June 18th at the Five Points Plaza in Greenville.

Retired Captain Cecil Hardy heads up the meetings and says they do this to remember victims of violence and celebrate life.

It was just 11 months ago that Jamar's cousin Cierra Clark was killed in a shooting in Greenville.

he next meeting for Citizens United Against Violence will be held august 2nd at 7 pm in the courthouse.


Members of a local community will gather together for a vigil Thursday to remember and celebrate the life of a victim murdered recently in Greenville.

Citizens United Against Violence will be holding a candlelight vigil for the victim on the steps of the Pitt County Courthouse in Greenville.

The group holds vigils monthly to remember victims of violence in Pitt County.

Thursday's vigil will remember the life of 23-year-old Jamar Clark who police say was a validated Bloods gang member. Clark was shot in the 5 Points Plaza Parking Lot in Uptown Greenville on June 18.

The candlelight vigil will be 7 p.m. Thursday on the Pitt County Courthouse steps on 100 West 3rd Street.