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Peace walk held to remember Grambling students killed in shooting

Union Parish, La.- - Peace was the theme Friday at Grambling State University.

Here step by step, dozens of students, friends and family walked to remember the lives of Earl Andrews and Monquarius Caldwell.

"Being the ones spending the last minutes with them, the last seconds with them, I know they went out in peace," Shacamary Hill, a friend of the victims, said. 

Andrews and Caldwell were cousins from Farmerville who were shot and killed early Wednesday morning. 

Less than 48 hours later Jaylin Wayne, a GSU Freshman from St. Louis, was arrested and charged with the violence that took their friends' lives. 

It's news that has motivated this heartbroken community, to walk for these two men who can't. 

"They're just someone that even if you tried, you couldn't forget them and it just hurt that someone took them away from us," Hill added.

Attendees said they were calling for peace, and an end to the violence. 

"Dark doesn't bring out darkness, light does," GSU Student Body President Adarian Williams said. "Hate doesn't bring out hatred, love does. So I would definitely say love does describe the environment around the campus now."

Through the tough times, friends of the victims said they have been leaning on one another, to overcome their struggles.

"We come together as a family and that's always been the culture of Grambling and so from this event right here, it allows us, it motivates us to become even closer," student Saudia Scott said.

"It's not about how it happened or what happened, it's about how you overcome what happened," Williams added.

Walkers were able to remember these two lives, who have touched so many. 


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