City officials march in response to wave of gun violence

City officials held a march Thursday in response to the recent wave of gun violence in certain neighborhoods in the Bronx.

News 12 Staff

Jul 24, 2020, 12:07 AM

Updated 1,401 days ago

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City officials held a march Thursday in response to the recent wave of gun violence in certain neighborhoods in the Bronx.
The march was held by Bronx District Attorney Darcel Clark. 
One purpose behind Thursday’s march was to show just how much gun violence has taken place in just half a mile. 
DA Clark says there have been 35 non-fatal shootings in the community and that many of them are in retaliation and related. 
The group also stopped and prayed where Anthony Robinson was killed on East 170th Street. He was killed while holding his young daughter’s hand as they were crossing the street. 
DA Clark says shooters and murderers should not be running the communities. 
"We are killing ourselves! All right? We are killing ourselves. There's a lot of protesting out there. We need to protest the violence in our very own community - protest against those who are killing our community. Is that right? So we need the police to help, we need the clergy. We need that cover from God,” said Clark. 
The march ended at Claremont Park. DA Clark says there have been 50 homicides in the Bronx alone this year.


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