People gather in Albuquerque to remember lives taken too soon

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.- Approximately 100 peopled attended a vigil for Albuquerque homicide victims Thursday.

Organizers are worried about safety in the city after a violent start to 2021. By KOB’s count, the city has seen 37 homicies.

People are asking city and state leaders to make changes to the criminal justice system.

Several elected leaders attended the vigil, including District Attorney Raul Torrez, a Democrat, several Republican state legislators, as well as Bernalillo County Sheriff Manny Gonzalez, who is running to become Albuquerque’s next mayor.

Watch the video to hear the stories of families who lost loved ones