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Community Leaders, Residents March Against Gun Violence In Brownsville

July 30, 2019 - 8:16 am

NEW YORK (WCBS 880) -- Community leaders and residents marched together in Brownsville on Monday night calling for an end to gun violence.

Leading the efforts is The Brownsville Rapid Response Coalition, which formed following this weekend’s mass shooting.

Over the weekend 12 people were shot at an annual "Old Timers" party in what police believe is a gang related shooting where one person was fatally shot.

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams says more money needs to be spent on ending gun violence.

"The city right now, through the mayor's office to end gun violence, they allocate about $35, $36 million dollars. That is not enough." Adams told CBS 2.

He believes that the city should double that amount. 

"If we don't do this, and think outside the box, we will see young people inside the box, and that's what happened over the weekend." Adams added.

So far no arrests in connection to the shooting.