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Neighbors ask for city hall's help after South Park shooting

The South Park community gathered Friday night for a Silent March through the neighborhood. They're asking for peace in a community often filled with violence.
Lashanna Williams hopes for answers following a new shooting in Seattle's South Park neighborhood.

Neighbors are asking for city hall to bring more resources to South Park after a 16-year-old was shot on Wednesday evening. He was rushed to Harborview with life-threatening injuries.

Gang detectives are investigating. No arrests have been made yet.

The shooting is the latest in a string of violent incidents, and it concerns Shawna Murphy.

"It makes me feel a little vulnerable sometimes. I'm here during the day. I work a ten-hour shift with six children," said Murphy.

She says she had to put her childcare business under lockdown about a week ago because of another shooting.

"Two people were shot in the industrial part, and we haven't really heard more about that," said Murphy.

In the same neighborhood, Lashanna Williams worries about the violence too.

"I probably call four to five nights a week for gunshots," said Williams.

She says South Park needs city hall's help.

"We need their support physically here in our neighborhood," said Williams.

At 7:30 pm Friday, neighbors gathered for a Silent March. City Councilmember Lisa Herbold and Mayor Jenny Durkan have been invited to attend. Organizers want the event to bring the neighborhood together in a march for peace.

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