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Public webinar opens discussion on gun violence among Philadelphia’s youth

By Leland Pinder, 6ABC Action News | April 3, 2024

Stoneleigh Fellow Brandy Blasko and Board Member Kevin Bethel were featured by 6ABC Action News for a webinar discussing trends and strategies on gun violence among Philadelphia’s youth.

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) — Gun violence among the youth in Philadelphia has been at the forefront of city crime.

Just last month, eight teenagers from Northeast High School were shot on Cottman Avenue while waiting for a SEPTA bus.

“As of April 1, 2024, there have been 181 non-fatal and 62 fatal shootings in Philadelphia. Though these numbers indicate a downward trend, we realize that this is no reason to celebrate,” said Marie Williams, deputy director of the Stoneleigh Foundation.

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