blessing

A group of 16 participate in a Moment of Blessing ceremony, held by the Yakima Association of Churches and Faith Communities for Shawn Martinez, 23, at the 8th Street Market and Deli near the intersection of North Eighth Street and East D Street in Yakima, Wash. on Tuesday, May 3, 2016. Martinez, who was fatally shot on Friday, April 29, 2016, is the latest victim of a string of homicides in the Yakima Valley over the past several weeks. (SHAWN GUST/Yakima Herald-Republic)