In the wake of the recent shootings in the twin cities areas, community leaders came together tonight to speak against gun violence.
Activists hoped to educate the public about alternatives to crime in the community. They offered ways to combat it by saying getting more neighbors employed will keep them from getting involved in gun activity. Also adding extracurricular activities for teens in the area will keep them off the streets.
They then demanded the city and business leaders in the community take action.
Residents there tell me they were satisfied with the message and left the meeting feeling optimistic about the future. Overall, they say people need to step up to make a difference.