March planned at Dunston Primary to stand against gun violence

Tyreik Gadsden rolls down the hall of a North Carolina rehabilitation hospital in his new wheelchair. The 5-year-old was paralyzed after he was shot in Charleston’s East Side.

Dunston Primary School will host a march Wednesday to speak out against the violence that left one of its students paralyzed last month from a bullet wound to the back.

Tyreik Gadsden, 5, of North Charleston, was wounded in a shooting while visiting his grandmother’s home on Charleston’s East Side. An arrest has not yet been made in the shooting.

Marchers will gather noon Wednesday at Dunston Primary, where Tyreik was a student, to stand against gun violence, according to a flier. They will travel down Remount Road to Attaway Street, taking a right on Sumner Avenue and onto Sheldon Street before arriving back at the school, the flier said.

All child walkers must be accompanied by an adult, the flier said. The event is open to the public.

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