New Year Turning Into Violent One

New Year Turning Into Violent One

Anti-violence activists say if the year continues the way it's been, we could have a record number of homicides.
LITTLE ROCK, AR -- Reverend Benny Johnson with Stop The Violence said a murder every four days is unacceptable, and he wants the community to step in.

"We want to help bring some closure," Johnson said. "It won't bring them back, but we want to help bring families some closure."

Two murders already this week in Little Rock.

Gary Fitzgerald was shot in front of his daughter and Jan Lowe died in a fire that was then ruled a homicide.

Johnson was joined by representatives from the Little Rock Police Department and also other community leaders.

"We want to say we're here," Dr. Stephen Christian said. "We're here for you, the question is what can we do to make a difference? How can we help these individuals who are hurting and are hurting in return?"

They want to reach out to those in their community to show them they don't have to turn to a life of violence.

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