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Anti-violence organization denounces gun violence after 16-year-old boy is shot in the head

Community members tell News 12 that gun violence is ripping families apart.

News 12 Staff

Apr 27, 2021, 11:58 PM

Updated 1,152 days ago

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The Fort Greene community stood together to denounce gun violence after a 16-year-old boy was shot in the head last Friday, as the teen still fights for his life. 
The anti-violence organization, Gangstas Making Astronomical Community Changes, or GMACC, says enough is enough.  
“So much has been going on in our community for years. Everybody focuses on the police shootings but not the shootings we do to ourselves. And it doesn't matter why it happens to us. We want to show our community that we care and there's a solution and way to stop it from happening, and that’s getting in front of it,” said CEO and Founder of GMACC Shanduke McPhatter. 
New York City Council Majority Leader Laurie Cumbo attended the shooting response Tuesday. She says it is important to acknowledge these incidents, and these shootings “will not be tolerated.” 
Community members tell News 12 that gun violence is ripping families apart. 
Police tell News 12 that the 16-year-old boy is still in critical condition. 


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