CHARLOTTE, NC (WJZY) - The message Friday night was simple. All lives matter, and that violence has to stop.
The power of prayer brought together more than two dozen in Charlotte. Many, still shocked to learn the shooting in Dallas was thr worst attack on police since September 11.
"I was just broken this morning but I know when I see them talking about prayer it should never have been taken out."
Each person standing in line to light a candle. Seven blue for the injured officers, two red for the injured people and five white for the fallen officers.
"Right now I am just really stunned and confused."
Casey Oates Sr. is worried about the future of his two young children. He said he's scared for them after the recent shootings of black men in Minnesota and Louisiana.
Although it's upsetting, he said the killing of police officers is uncalled for.
"When life is lost it's tragic. I feel for the officers that lost their lives because the fact of the matter is all officers are not bad officers. When you have some that are bad they mess it up for everybody."
But even when a mistake is made by an officer, some in Charlotte believe the guns should be put away.
"The thing is this. You don't solve the problem with more violence."