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Mural where Petersburg teen was killed hopes to bring 'brightness to the darkness'

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Posted at 10:57 AM, Aug 01, 2022
and last updated 2022-08-01 10:57:44-04

PETERSBURG, Va. – A mural honoring the 19-year-old woman killed outside the Artist Loft Apartments earlier this month was unveiled Saturday.

Toni Knight was walking with her two young nieces on a Saturday afternoon when gunshots were fired, she fell to the ground and her young niece cradled her until first responders arrived.

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A mural on the steps of the building memorializes Knight and serves as a reminder of the lasting pain of violence.

“I just wanted to have something that would bring some type of brightness to the darkness that did happen,” artist Gina of A Little Touch by G said.

Two others were also injured in the shooting that killed Knight.

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