‘10,000 Fearless Peacemakers’ march to end gun violence

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — An eight-year-old boy remains in critical condition after he was shot in the head Thursday night.

Donnell Bibbes continues to fight for his life at Women and Children’s hospital after being shot on South Division Street.

He was sitting in a parked car with his two brothers and mother when someone fired 10 to 15 shots, critically injuring Donnell.

Since the shooting community members and city leaders have rallied together to put an end to the senseless violence.

On Saturday, Buffalo’s anti-violence groups marched alongside a global peacekeepers group called 10,000 Fearless.

The march, on the Fillmore Avenue, promoted love and unity.

‘10,000 Fearless’ plans on creating a chapter in Buffalo.

In the group, each peacekeeper goes through a six week training course, including self-defense, conflict resolution, and CPR.

“When you put 100 men and women in orange in any area of this city, the very presence of them being on that street is a deterrent to anybody acting a fool,” said Dr. Dennis Muhammad, of the Peacekeepers Global Initiative. “We believe with love and kindness we can draw these people to a better way of life. They are killing each other not because they love themselves, they’re shooting each other out of self hatred.”

Buffalo Police are still investigating the shooting of Donnell Bibbes, and no arrests have been made.

Anyone with any information about the shooting is urged to call the BPD Confidential Tipline at 847-2255.

CrimeStoppers and Buffalo Police are offering a $2,500 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of whoever is responsible for the shooting.

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