Leaders gather at Miami shooting site to protest gun violence

MIAMI (WSVN) - South Florida leaders called for an end to youth gun violence at the Miami location where a teenager was shot and killed in April.

Police and commissioners gathered Tuesday morning to release a report from “Goals NOT Guns,” a movement to eliminate youth gun violence in Miami led by Commissioner Frank Carollo and Miami Dade College’s School of Justice. They met at Northwest First Street and 10th Avenue, where 16-year-old Osmand Falls was shot and killed on April 5.

“This is a community societal problem,” said Miami Police Chief Rodolfo Llanes, “and it’s going to take all of us working very, very hard to change the narrative for the youth.”

Falls was shot and killed by a 15-year-old. He is one of at least 30 children and teens who have lost their lives to gun violence in 2016.

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