Community members come together to stop the violence

by Rachel Langlitz & Kyle Wilcox

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LYNCHBURG, Va. (WSET) — Some in Lynchburg believe the crime between African Americans has become too big of an issue to ignore, and they want things to change now.

Community members gathered at Miller Park on Saturday to say they’re fed up with black on black violence and they want everyone to do their part in preventing it.

“Stop the violence, stop the killing,” Andre Kendrick, a local youth football coach, said.

That’s the message many are trying to send to the young African American community in Lynchburg.

It’s become a major issue to them.

“Over the years, I’ve seen black on black violence, but here lately it’s just so fluent.” Chris Williams, owner of Williams Barbershop, said.

Williams helped organize the barbecue at Miller Park…

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