Walsh: 'We Need To Be Together' Against Neighborhood Violence

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Mayor Marty Walsh. (Carl Stevens/WBZ NewsRadio 1030)

BOSTON (WBZ-AM) -- After what's been a violent week, city leaders are talking about what they're doing to make this weekend safer.

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh and Police Commissioner William Gross attended a meeting with community groups at the Tobin Community Center to discuss the issue of neighborhood violence. After that meeting, Walsh told the media the message was that officials needed to work together with residents.

"We need to be together," he said. "We need to continue our efforts, we need to continue to educate, we need to continue to create opportunities. We need to continue to offer solutions, we need to continue to make our city safe and peaceful for everyone that lives in it."

Commissioner Gross said one homicide was too many.

"I wish we didn't have to have investigations, but only when we're together working as a unified front can we prevent more homicides and senseless acts of violence," Gross said.

There have been six homicides across Boston since last Friday, and five of them occurred last weekend--something Gross says he's very much aware of.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030's Carl Stevens (@carlwbz) reports

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