Activists call for more to be done to stop violence in E. Flatbush

After nearly a dozen shootings and three murders in East Flatbush in recent weeks, many are calling for more to be done to prevent this

EAST FLATBUSH - After nearly a dozen shootings and three murders in East Flatbush in recent weeks, many are calling for more to be done to prevent this kind of violence.

City Councilman Jumaane Williams and state Sen. Eric Adams along with Andrew Collins, a young boy who was struck by a stray bullet a year ago, were in attendance at an anti-violence rally at the Restoration Temple on Church Avenue.

Those in attendance hope this time will be different thanks to the collaborative effort between the 67th Precinct, Community Board 17 and many local churches to help combat the recent rise in gun violence.

Some of the plans include holding a gun buyback program and a march scheduled to be held in mid-May called "Not in My Hood."

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