NYPD hosts YCO Street Meet with community to discuss recent spike in gun violence
The New York Police Department hosted a Youth Coordination Officer (YCO) Street Meet in the Bronx on Wednesday.
Officers say they want to get together with the community to discuss recent violent events. This is after a series of recent shootings across the city where a 13-year-old and a 16-year-old were shot and killed. The meeting took place at Mapes Avenue Park in West Farms.
"We are going to have a meeting off to the side with Youth Coordination Officers from five different precincts that have all invested interest in the little gang war that's going on up here in the Bronx with the kids that led to the death off the 13-year-old boy on Sunday and a 16-year-old boy a few hours later," said says NYPD Assistant Chief Kevin O'Connor. "The idea on that is to get everybody on the same page understand what we're doing and make sure that everybody knows what we have to do moving forward."
The NYPD says it's time to be all hands-on deck to make sure no other kids die in the hands of guns.