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NYC Taking Steps to Stop Gun Violence

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There’s an effort to address the huge spike in shootings that New York City has experienced recently on weekends.

Mayor Bill de Blasio said there will be an increased NYPD presence in hot spots, more foot and vehicle patrols, accompanied by community leaders.

“We will take back our streets in Harlem and all over our city but we’re going to do it from the ground up," he said. "We’re going to do it with community leadership.”

De Blasio says the Parks Department and community leaders will host activities such as pop-up basketball games.

State Senator Brian Benjamin is part of the effort to bring down gun violence. “We have to give our community and our young people something productive to do,” he said.