CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Standing up against domestic violence.
Dozens marched on the square in uptown at to raise awareness about the problem.
Most people in Charlotte know the square -- the four corners between Trade and Tryon in the heart of uptown where anything goes.
Thursday, a silent protest seemed to speak louder than everything else.
Patricia Connor Wade is marching with dozens of others in the fight against domestic violence. She walks for her friend.
“It’s heartbreaking. She loved people. She loved the children,” she says.
Marcia Winningham, a 43-year-old teacher at Hopewell High in Charlotte, was gunned down last week in a triple shooting.
Police have charged her husband, David Field with pulling the trigger.
“To be honest with you, it hasn't sunk in,” Wade says of the loss.
In a sad irony, Wade, a singer, found out her friend had been killed when she was performing at an event aimed at stopping domestic abuse.
“So while we were there bringing awareness so that we could stop this, I found out this very sweet person had lost her life to the very thing we were there to eliminate.”
That's why she felt she had to march on the square.
“If you think you see something or you may know something, say something. Let someone know that you care. You could save their life,” she says.