Greenville City Council Members Talk About Gang Violence

Four members of Greenville city council say they are taking a stand and will dedicate any resources necessary that police say are necessary to fight the recent outbreak of gang shootings in the city.

Over a nine day period police say there were seven gang-related shootings in Greenville. Another shooting June 18th has also been connected to gang activity.

Council members Marion Blackburn, Rose Glover, Max Joyner and Kandie Smith stood in front of King's Convenient Mart on West 5th Street, the scene of the first shooting that happened in broad daylight.

The council members met Thursday with Chief William Anderson and City Manager Wayne Bowers and said they want a written plan on how the police department is going to combat crime.

The officials are also asking for community support. They have planned a meeting at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 21st at North Memorial AME Zion Church at 3rd and Tyson Streets to get community input on how to solve this crime wave.


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