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Miami-Dade County leaders, community members call for change amid rise in gun violence – WSVN 7News | Miami News, Weather, Sports

NORTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) – A South Florida community fed up with gun violence is asking for change.

Local leaders are calling the issue a “gun violence epidemic” in Miami-Dade County.

They are set to host a information convention at Olinda Park, 2101 NW 51 St., at 1 p.m. on Tuesday.

On Monday, family and friends members of two individuals who have been shot and killed in Liberty City held a protest of their very own the place they referred to as on native leaders to implement change.

They handed out flyers and sought data to seek out the individual accountable for the drive-by capturing.

Investigators additionally proceed to hunt data on the capturing demise of 6-year-old Chassidy Saunders in January.

Saunders was leaving a baby’s party when she was shot and killed.

Leaders and residents of Miami-Dade County proceed to call on the community to assist to place an finish to the gun violence.

“If a parent knows that they child has a gun in they house, playing games and they not going to school, they should be held accountable,” one lady stated. “There’s some policies, there’s some laws that need to be in place. If you are shooting these kids, they should get a life or a death sentence. Those are the policies and laws and call of actions we want to have.”

Miami-Dade Mayor Daniella Levine Cava and the Miami-Dade Police Director are anticipated to attend the scheduled information convention.

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