After a violent Sunday, Shreveport Mayor addresses the violence

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Mayor Tyler held a news conference on the street where a teenager was shot Sunday afternoon. Community members say this violence is nothing new.

City leaders and police officers gathered to talk about the violent Sunday, which left five people injured and one person dead.

Mayor Tyler gave an update on three shootings and expressed how she felt about the violence. She wants people to set up and speak up out if they know or see any wrong doing.

“I’m pleading with you, pleading with you, to no longer remain silent, this is our home, break the silence so we can break the violence,” Mayor Tyler said.

“Just makes me frustrated, because it’s just not now happening its been happening, and its been happening over and over,” Willie Simpson, Jr. resident said.

But the mayor and community members agree that more police officers in the streets are needed.

Mayor Tyler says that even though this is election season this is not a political move, she says that it’s going to take all people to stop the violence in the city.

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