T-shirt memorial remembers gunshot victims in 2016

Hundreds of T-shirts surround Temple Sinai in Northwest.

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) - If you drive past Temple Sinai in Northwest, you'll see more than 200 t-shirts surrounding the building. Each t-shirt represents a victim that died in 2016 from gun violence. 

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The shirts are in three different colors. White represents the 103 lives lost in D.C., the yellow ones are for the 19 lives lost in Northern Virginia, and the blue shirts memorialized the 83 Maryland gun deaths last year. 


The goal is to engage people and get them to think about what they can do to help prevent gun violence. 

"When you look at the ages, so many of them, 15, 24, 26, 22, these are people who are just starting off in life and they're just snuffed out like that. It's such a waste, think of what all these people could have done with their lives," said Steve Klitzman, chairman of the gun violence prevention committee. 

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The memorial will be up until late Sunday morning. This is the second year the synagogue has put up the memorial. 

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