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Community Responds to Shooting in Salisbury

Posted: Jul 10, 2017 4:43 PM Updated:

SALISBURY, Md.- Community leaders in Salisbury said more can be done in the city to prevent incidents like the shooting at Denny's from happening again.

A shooting at Denny's early Sunday morning in Salisbury has prompted the community to come together Monday night for a "Stop the Violence Rally."

"Anytime you're dealing with violence and you're dealing with the human aspect of it tragedy first comes to mind. Absolutely, it is very tragic its incredible tragic its unacceptable," said Salisbury Police Chief Barbara Duncan.

But, Mayor Jake Day said it's going to take more than just one rally to bring the community together. "Its also really critical that we begin to think about what we do as a community moving forward. we track and watch the statistics all the time but that doesn't tell you the entire story," Day said.

According to Maryland State Police the victims of Sunday's shooting were both young men.

A generation of people Pastor Dean Defino of Trinity UMC of Salisbury said the community needs to target.

Defino said, "I noticed that the incident that happened were people in their 20's it's just a shame life's so short. But, I think they're just craving for something. And, if we can attract them through sports and other activities and get them involved and really administer them physically and spiritually as well that is our hope."

Mayor Day and Pastor Defino both agreed that youth programs and involvement in our neighborhoods in Salisbury will greatly help put a stop to incidents like this past weekends.

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