nine homicides just this year and a slew of gun violence on Erie's East side over the weekend, community
members are now fighting back.
Some neighbors say they are sick of
the gun violence and say it needs to come to an end.
Members of the neighborhood watch committee
say police are doing all they can to help, but now it's in the neighbors
We spoke with Steve Simmelkjaer of
East Side Eagles neighborhood watch group.
Simmelkjaer tells us he and 50 other
current neighborhood watch members will go knocking door to door to get more
The watch group also is planning on
getting more kids involved.
Simmelkjaer says the youth typically
know more about what's going on in the neighborhoods and they can help.
He also urges the youth to not be
afraid to speak up because they could be saving lives.
On Thursday they will have an open
meeting will be held at Rosedale Avenue in the vacant lot to bring
surrounding neighborhood watch groups together.