'It's absolutely out of control:' Brooklyn residents rally against gun violence

Brooklyn residents came out to Asser Levy Park in Coney Island to rally against gun violence during a summer battered by shootings.

News 12 Staff

Aug 20, 2020, 2:23 AM

Updated 1,374 days ago

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Brooklyn residents came out to Asser Levy Park in Coney Island to rally against gun violence during a summer battered by shootings.

Shootings have become a daily occurrence throughout the five boroughs and people have had enough.

"It is absolutely out of control in a matter of months," says Phil Wong.
Wong also says that people may move away from the city to be somewhere safer if violence doesn't change.

A few hours before the rally, two shootings happened in Flatbush. One of the shootings killed an 18-year-old man.

"There's no reason I have to visit a 1-year-old child's mother in Bed-Stuy for going out to a barbecue in the park and getting shot," says Chaim Deutsch, councilmember of District 48.

People at the rally say their main message is to put the weapons down.


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