2nd 'Find It, Fix It' walk takes place in South Seattle

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by KING 5 News

KING5.com

Posted on July 8, 2014 at 8:52 PM

Updated Tuesday, Jul 8 at 11:24 PM

SEATTLE - Seattle's second 'find it, fix it' walk started in a vacant parking lot at Martin Luther King Junior Way and South Orcas Street on Tuesday evening.

Tavar Proctor works with the Boys and Girls Club, and he wanted to get involved.

"I think this is the first step in helping rebuild the community," said Proctor.

The South Seattle community has a wide range of crime concerns. Just last Sunday, police said a man was injured in a rolling gun battle near Rainer Avenue and 56th Avenue South. At a nearby Filipino Community Center, neighbors said vandalism has been an issue lately

"Somebody or some people, we don’t know who, climb up onto our roof and then vandalize our whole roof," said Alma Kern, the President of the Filipino Community of Seattle. "It looks like a neighborhood that nobody cares about which is not true."

From graffiti to gang violence, residents are speaking up and Seattle's new police chief is listening.

"Of course we are concerned about violent crime and gun battles, but quality of life issues are important too. If we don’t address those it will lead to more serious crime," said Chief Kathleen O'Toole.

There will be three more 'Find It, Fix It' events in Seattle this summer.  Learn more here: http://murray.seattle.gov/city-invites-neighbors-to-participate-in-second-find-it-fix-it-community-walk/#sthash.zr4w3czq.dpbs

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