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City Leaders Search For Solutions To Summer Gun Violence

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CPD Officer Rich Minella, liaison officer for East Westwood and Westwood, enters Third Presbyterian Church for an East Westwood Community Council meeting on July 8, 2021 to discuss gun violence.

City leaders, community activists and neighbors are coming together with plans to address gun violence after more than 200 shootings in Cincinnati this year. In some incidents children have been caught in the crossfire. A shooting on June 12 between two teenagers outside a Westwood market left an 8-year-old boy with a serious brain injury. On July 4, a shooting at Smale Riverfront Park killed two teens and injured three others.

Joining Cincinnati Edition to discuss the increase in gun violence and the search for solutions are Cincinnati City Council Members Jan-Michele Lemon Kearney and Betsy Sundermann; Cincinnati Police Lt. Colonel Lisa Davis; East Westwood Improvement Association Trustee Te'Airea Powell; Trauma Recovery Center Coordinator Sheila Nared; and Washington Post Polling Director Scott Clement.

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