Crown Heights community rallies against gun violence days after neighborhood shooting
On the same corner a man was shot on Sunday, residents in Crown Heights denounced gun violence in their neighborhood.
Save Our Streets brought the community together Friday to call for an end to gun violence, days after a 27-year-old man was shot several times in the torso at the corner of St. John's Place and Albany Avenue.
One organizer, Faith Cofield, says she witnessed the shooting — and she hopes Friday's awareness can prevent future shooting incidents.
"I have a 14-year-old son. I want him to be able to come outside and enjoy the neighborhood, not be scared to come out," she said. "And I'm out here trying to work with the kids. Trying to help them. I'm helping them with jobs and everything but to see that and witness that, it feels like I failed."
Cofield added she knows the shooting victim and that he's stable, but still fighting for his life after multiple surgeries.