msn.com 22 Jul, 2021 20:00 am

City officials announce additional funding to address rise in gun violence

SEATTLE – Mayor Jenny Durkan, King County Executive Dow Constantine and community leaders are announcing a new investment in community-led efforts to address the rise in gun violence. The investment is in addition to $10. 4 million that is being given to 33 community organizations focused on the safety of BIPOC communities. The investments will go towards violence prevention and restorative justice. As of June 30, there are been more than 220...

Nearly 90% of the people shot are in their 20s or younger.A total of 69 people were shot in King County during the first quarter of 2021.The majority of people shot are male and people of color with 42% of them between the ages of 18 and 24.SEATTLE – Mayor Jenny Durkan, King County Executive Dow Constantine and community leaders are announcing a new investment in community-led efforts to address the rise in gun violence.

Caption: City officials announce additional funding to address rise in gun violence As of June 30, there are been more than 220 shootings in Seattle."We're extremely concerned and nervous as we really haven't entered into the summer months and we're already considerably over last year in the number of victims we've had in regard to shootings - so yes, it is frustrating," Chief Adrian Diaz said in an interview with KOMO News.

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