Bronx DA's Office holds march against gun violence at Police Athletic League
The Bronx District Attorney's Office is inviting residents to join them in a march against gun violence outside of the Police Athletic League.
This is the fourth year that District Attorney Darcel Clark has extended the invite to victims of gun violence and other members of the community.
The march comes after an 18-year-old man was fatally shot Friday night. Police found Nixon Rodriguez with a gunshot wound to the chest in front of 3329 Olinville Ave. before 6:30 p.m.
The shooting happened steps away from a park that neighbors on the scene said was filled with children moments before gunfire rang out.
Police say there have been no arrests yet in the fatal shooting.
Clark and community partners will be advocating for change from noon to 4 p.m.
Clark’s office says the event will also feature a resource fair, providing the community with more information on jobs, education, re-entry and other options besides violence.
According to the NYPD, shootings are down in the city. Crime statistics for the month of May showed a 26.5% drop in shooting incidents compared to the same time last year.
However, members of the community say they feel it could be even lower, and that's why they will be marching.