Birmingham residents call for an end to recent violence

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — People in Birmingham gathered Thursday night in an effort to stop the violence in the neighborhood where the owner of a beauty supply shop was killed.

People brought flowers to place at the door of Ebony Beauty Supply to remember store owner Chaya Anders.

She was found dead inside the store Saturday morning.

Bianca Holman, 25, is charged with Anders’ murder.

Those in attendance believe stopping the violence in Birmingham begins with everyone in the city being accountable for their actions.

“The pot can’t talk about the kettle, all the kettle black,” Sherry James said. “We all need washing, right? We got to get it right – church, and let’s go home, because this is going to continue going on in if we don’t wake up and smell the coffee.”

Saturday’s homicide was the second act of violence on the block in the past year.

Sixteen-year-old Timothy Bryant was stabbed to death over a bicycle last summer.

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