Anti-violence rally decries spate of gun violence

Anti-violence activists rallied Tuesday in response to a rash of shootings that marked the beginning of summer in the Bronx. Three people were killed in

Anti-violence activists rallied Tuesday in response to a rash of shootings that marked the beginning of summer in the Bronx.

Anti-violence activists rallied Tuesday in response to a rash of shootings that marked the beginning of summer in the Bronx. (6/21/16)

THE BRONX - Anti-violence activists rallied Tuesday in response to a rash of shootings that marked the beginning of summer in the Bronx.

Three people were killed in the Bronx over the weekend, including a teenager who was shot just a few blocks away from the 41st Precinct building, where police and community leaders held the rally.

Children from nearby schools also attended, calling for an end to gun violence.

Officials sought to remind young people that they had alternatives to violence in the summer, like singing programs at a local youth center.

Homicides are up 16.7 percent in the Bronx this month over the same period last year, police say.

In another move to battle gun violence, state Assemblyman Victor Pichardo announced a new gun buyback program near the site of another fatal shooting that took place last week on East 175th Street.

Pichardo also called on Congress to pass new gun control legislation.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

Videos from inside the halls and classrooms of 1 Videos capture violent fights inside M.S. 232
Witnesses say someone tried to snatch a baby 2 Witness: Suspect attempts to abduct baby from stroller
Bronx driving school offers free program for illiterate 3 Bronx driving school offers free program for illiterate students
A Mass was hosted at St. Barnabas Church 4 Group honors fallen indigent veterans
Testimony continued Friday in the departmental trial of 5 NYPD officer who shot, killed BX teen testifies in department trial

advertisement | advertise on News 12

More News

Two men are in critical condition after being 2 Men critical after Bronx shootings

Two men are in critical condition after being shot in the Bronx. A 32-year-old man

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE