Coney Island shootings prompt call for change

Three people were injured and one man was killed during the incidents.

Three people were injured and one man was killed during the incidents. (6/29/15)

CONEY ISLAND - Councilman Mark Treyger says he wants the NYPD to step up foot patrols after four separate shootings in Coney Island last week.

Three people were injured and one man was killed during the incidents.

Residents say they agree that more patrols are needed, but many want leaders to address the systemic problems that cause gun violence.

One resident says issues including mental health, broken homes and drug dealing in the community all contribute to violence in the area.

Residents hope the conversation about the cause of violence will be ongoing.

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