Shooting countdown signs posted in Crown Heights

Shopkeepers on one Crown Heights street are keeping count of how many days have passed since a shooting occurred in their neighborhood.Store owners along Kingston

CROWN HEIGHTS - Shopkeepers on one Crown Heights street are keeping count of how many days have passed since a shooting occurred in their neighborhood.

Store owners along Kingston Avenue say they're keeping count and letting their neighbors know because they believe gun violence is never the answer.

Longtime residents say they hope the signs make young people think before they pick up a gun.

Ife Charles, who runs Save Our Streets, created and distributed the countdown signs to local store owners. Charles says the visual sign gets people thinking, which is what the organization is trying to do.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

Dozens of people were arrested across the borough 1 Dozens arrested in 'Operation Hardball' drug takedown
VIDEO: Deal reached on Rockland sheriff's deputies contract 2 VIDEO: Deal reached on Rockland sheriff's deputies contract
VIDEO: Greenwich Fire 3 VIDEO: Fire on Glenville Road in Greenwich
The U.S. team celebrates following an 8-0 win 4 The Buzz: US beats Puerto Rico 8-0 to win WBC
VIDEO: Yonkers Mayor Spano delivers State of the 5 VIDEO: Yonkers Mayor Spano delivers State of the City address, Part 2

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE