Local leaders: Stop violence in S. Phila.

SOUTH PHILADELPHIA - September 30, 2011

Fed up community leaders came together on Friday to speak out after a week of unprecedented gun violence.

13 people were shot with two people killed. Two of the wounded were children.

Those community leaders say they've had enough with the "no-snitch" code of the streets.

"We will work with you if you have information to make sure you are protected. Because we know it's not issue easy to come forward and provide information to law enforcement officials," said State Rep. Kenyatta Johnson.

"We are targeting certain individuals," said Capt. Anthony Washington of the 17th Police District. "Unfortunately we have some individuals most recently who have gotten out of jail or been incarcerated in different places that I believe are coming into the district with no intent but to cause harm to others."

The Citizens Crime Commission has posted a $7,000 reward for help in two cases: the Bucknell Street shooting from Tuesday night and the wounding of a 16-year-old teenage girl in the 2900 block of New Hope Street.

The NAACP is putting up a $5,000 reward for help in the arrest and conviction of the Bucknell Street shooting, that left a 2-year-old girl wounded.

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"A community that sits silent while its children are slaughtered does not deserve to be called civilized," said Jerry Mondesire of the NAACP.

The father of the 16-year-old girl wounded on New Hope street, who only gave his name as Troy, spoke out as well.

"Physically she was shot in the leg," Troy told Action News. "But the mental side of it, it's not just her, it's my youngest children. They're feeling the brunt of it."

There were a lot of powerful words, proposals and promises put forth. But the inevitable question: How much impact will it all really have out on the mean streets?

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