Flatbush rally calls on mayor, governor to help end gun violence
Members of the community and local officials organized a march against gun violence in Flatbush Sunday.
They demanded action from Mayor Eric Adams and Gov. Kathy Hochul to provide solutions for the shootings that are plaguing the city's streets.
Demonstrators gathered at Flatbush and Church avenues to share their frustration of the senseless shootings that seem to be happening daily.
With the summer months coming, residents say they are on edge about the potential increase in shootings. They say they just want to feel safe and need immediate action from the New York government.
According to a recent report published by the NYPD, there have been over 400 shootings in New York City since the start of this year.
One member of the organization New York Community for Change said that gun violence needs to end, and they will continue to march to send a message.
Some of what locals are asking Adams and Hochul to do include investing $1 billion in community-based gun violence intervention. Advocates are also calling on accountability for gun manufacturers that profit off of ghost guns.