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Peace walk being held to seek justice for woman fatally shot in front of 50 people

Nia Black was killed last month in front of a crowd, yet no one has come forward with information on who shot her.

A peace march is being held Aug. 1 to raise awareness about 23-year-old Nia Black's killing last month.

Black was shot in the head and killed on Saturday, June 13, and investigators believe more than 50 people were at the scene, many of whom were recording the incident on their phones, the St. Paul Police Department said in a news release. 

However, no one has come forward with information and no arrests have been made in connection to Black's death. 

Black's family is holding a 3-mile peace march on Saturday to raise awareness about the case and encourage anyone with information to come forward. The St. Paul Police Department homicide investigators who are working on the case will be walking with Black's family. 

The walk will start at noon at Klark Recreational Field, 1021 Marion St., and finish at Lamplighter Lounge, 160 Larpenteur Ave., the place where Black was shot. Prior to the start of the walk, Black's family and the St. Paul Police Department will hold a brief media availability. 

Black was a Minnesota artist, beauty professional and business owner known as Brooklyn, according to a Go Fund Me page set up to establish a Nia Black Legacy Fund, which will donate proceeds to gun violence prevention and awareness about violence against women, among other causes.

A Change.org petition has also been created to raise awareness about Black's death and violence against Black women. It calls for the Lamplighter Lounge to be shutdown, saying it has been the "epicenter for violence for years."

Here's the post for the walk:

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