Mantua community stands up against violence

- Just days after nearly three dozen bullets flew in the city's Mantua section the community is saying enough is enough. Four people went to the hospital after the weekend violence. 

Police, clergy and city officials marched through the streets of Mantua Wednesday night, just days after gunfire left four people at a block party wounded, including a city basketball star headed to college on a scholarship.

18-year-old Jarrod Stukes, a graduate of La Salle high school, has a full scholarship to college. He was hit multiple times after 34 shots rang out while police were dispersing a large crowd of over 250 people.

Signs of Sunday's gun violence were still present at 39th and Melon Street. Homes and even a church van was hit with gunfire after at least two shooters opened fire as the block party ended around 11.

Yvette Alford just moved to Mantua. The gunfire upset her and others here. She joined the march and wants to help end the violence.

"Talk to the people cause it's the people that's killing people, not the police," she said.

 

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