Community leaders call for peace after 6 kids shot in Philadelphia

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Community leaders are pleading for peace after six children were shot in Philadelphia within the last week alone. (WPVI)

Community leaders are pleading for peace after six children were shot in Philadelphia within the last week alone.

The latest young victim is the 12-year-old girl hit by a stray bullet Tuesday night, as she left a corner store in North Philadelphia.

On Wednesday, members of the Million Father March weighed in on the violence and signed a peace pledge at City Hall.

"It takes a village to raise a child. We're asking fathers who may not feel adequate because of income to step up and be a father irrespective. We're asking people who have been successful at being fathers to do a second tour of duty," Councilman Curtis Jones said.

The Million Father March is now getting ready for its annual back-to-school walk, where men will take their children to school.

It's a symbol of their year-long commitment to supporting their child's education.
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