BROOKLYN HEIGHTS - Local leaders held an emergency anti-violence summit Saturday morning at St. Francis College to discuss ways to reduce gun and gang violence in the borough.

Religious leaders and politicians joined community organizers at the summit, where they all signed an initiative to combat gun and gang violence in Brooklyn. Resources such as parent counseling, mentoring and peer-to-peer tutoring were also discussed.

Those who attended the summit say they hope the meeting will produce solid plans that will bring positive changes to the community.