PITTSBURGH - The shooting death of a store owner prompted members of the Sheraden community to take a stand against violence Saturday.
Darryl Terry was shot outside the Allendale Market, which he owned, during an attempted robbery on May 18.
On Saturday, people came together outside the market for a peace rally and march for justice.
Two of Darryl Terry’s eight children were among those who attended the event.
“It’s about justice. If this was your parent, how would you feel? If this was your loved one, how would you feel? You don’t have to kill each other like this. It’s time to make a change,” said Taniqua Terry, Darryl Terry’s daughter.
A memorial service was held at Trinity A.M.E. Church after the march on Allendale Street.
Shaniqua Terry, Darryl Terry’s daughter, said, “I appreciate all the love and all the respect for my dad. He was a great man and good to his community.”
A speaker at the memorial service used a fake gun to make a point.
“This is becoming all too common in our neighborhoods,” he said.
A woman who witnessed the shooting that took the life of Darryl Terry called 911. She was then followed and shot inside her car on Chartiers Avenue in Windgap.
“She’s fighting for her life, so I thank her and I pray for her family every night that she pulls through,” said Taniqua Terry.
Darryl Terry will be buried on Thursday in Virginia.