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‘Ricardo Was His Name:’ South L.A. Teen Tearfully Tells Crowd in Washington About Brother She Lost to Gun Violence

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Edna Chavez, a South Los Angeles resident, spoke to the march in Washington, recalling the day her brother was killed.

South L.A. student Edna Chavez speaks at the March for Our Lives rally in Washington, D.C. on March 24, 2018. (Credit: Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images)

South L.A. student Edna Chavez speaks at the March for Our Lives rally in Washington, D.C. on March 24, 2018. (Credit: Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images)

She remembers seeing  the “sunset going down on South Central” and hearing the “pops, thinking they’re fireworks.”

“Ricardo was his name,” Chavez said, asking the crowd to say his name. “Ricardo! Ricardo!” the crowd chanted in unison.

“I lost more than my brother that day. I lost my hero,” Chavez said.

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