Kings County Hospital hosts discussion to end violence in Brooklyn

Kings County Hospital invited dozens of residents to their annual public meeting, called "Violence As It Affects Your Health." (5/17/14)

BROOKLYN - Community leaders and residents are gathering Saturday for a special meeting in an attempt to put an end to violence in the borough.

Kings County Hospital invited dozens of residents to their annual public meeting, called "Violence As It Affects Your Health."

Gama Drioville, a 13-year-old who was shot in Flatbush more than a month ago, was a special guest. He spoke out against gun violence, saying there should be more regulations in place.

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His incident sparked the hospital to start the conversation, and everyone in attendance was discussing ways the community can come together to make Brooklyn a safer place.

Hospital officials say that since they are a trauma center, they know all too well about the violence affecting the borough, and that awareness and education can go a long way toward a reduced amount of violence.

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