Local leaders rally to stop violence
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SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Community leaders in Syracuse are taking a stand against violence, and they want their neighbors to do the same. On Tuesday, local clergy, common councilors, and staff from community centers across the city, held a rally at the Dunbar Center.
They say they are fed up with the violence on city streets. Last week, police found Jerry Mack, 65, dead in his home at West Kennedy Street. Mack's son-in-law, 7, witnessed the shooting, and was able to get help.
Police previously said three men were involved, but no suspects have been named. Those gathered at the rally want more people to come forward in cases like this to help police solve crimes.
"It's now time to stand up. It's time to start speaking out because we see things, we know things. And no matter how little it is, or how small, there's something that can help police catch the people who did this," said Helen Hudson, Syracuse Councilwoman.
If you have information, call Syracuse Police. The number is (315) 442-5222.