Today members from several Pittsburgh community organizations gathered at Freedom Unlimited in the Hill District to respond to these incidents.
After reading off a detailed list accounting the recent shootings throughout the city, those in attendance talked about how their groups are working to address violence and what more can be done.
"From 1994, when I lost my son, until now, I don't see any difference. In fact, it's gotten worse," said Adrienne Young who lost her son more than twenty years ago. "But there's more of us than there are of them."
Also present were representatives from CeaseFirePA, the Black Political Empowerment Project, Center for Victims of Violent Crime and Men Against Destruction Defending Against Drugs and Social Disorder (MAD DADS).
"I will be attending my 188th funeral of a young black male that I've worked with from the year 2000," said Richard Carrington, founder of Voices Against Violence. "When are we going to say enough is enough?"
The Coalition Against Violence is currently updating materials on preventing violent crime. Current editions can be found here.