04/24/2016 16:15 EDT | Updated 04/25/2017 01:12 EDT

Hundreds march against violence in Halifax following series of killings

HALIFAX — Several hundred people including the chief of police and the mayor of Halifax marched through the city's downtown today to express concern over a recent series of violent deaths.

March organizer Quentrel Provo says the idea is to show that people have had enough of gun-related violence in the city.

Provo says he believes people have to do their part and shouldn't rely only on police to solve the problem.

He calls the recent killings "heartbreaking" and says the community can no longer remain silent.

On Saturday police found the body of 20-year-old Daverico Downey in North Preston near Halifax.

The body of Tyler Richards was found in a Cook Avenue home last Sunday, while 23-year-old Naricho Clayton of Dartmouth was shot dead on Gottingen Street on Tuesday.

The Canadian Press