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Valley Violence One Year Later: A Community Remembers

After the shooting those in the community still had to go about their everyday lives. And community members still feel the effects of Mar. 13, 2013 to this day.
After the shooting those in the community still had to go about their everyday lives. And community members still feel the effects of Mar. 13, 2013 to this day.

For most, today is just like any other Thursday. But for some people in the Mohawk Valley today started with no sound at all.

At 9:29 this morning a moment of silence honored those lost one year ago in a shooting that began in Mohawk and ended in Herkimer. It was a day that changed the community as a whole but showed everyone that together, they could make it through.

"As a community we're resilient, we're strong, we're a community of faith and people pulled together, " says Mark Ainsworth, mayor.
And even though it was a terrible tragedy, some believe that there was a silver lining.

"Well I think in the last year the community has come together and helped each other out for people that were grieving," Danny Groves, of Herkimer.

But regardless of the sadness and hurt that came out of such a tragedy, the friends and family of those lost still remember each and everyday victims that will never be forgotten.

"Mike Renshaw came in just about every day and he was like family to us and we did this for him because we miss him so much we just thought that this would be a nice remembrance of Mikey because we all loved him and we all miss him terrible," says Madeline Carney, of Herkimer.

No matter where we went in this community people said that today was just a day to remember and to mourn. They said that it was a somber feeling over the entire community. But one thing was true; it's definitely a group that's going to stay together through anything.
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