Activists come together for anti-violence event in Philadelphia

Organizers also encouraged attendees to register to vote at the event.
PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- Activists in Philadelphia are coming together in an effort to keep the city's youth from getting caught up in violence.

They've organized what they're calling "peace on the court" and it comes at a time when violence in the city is at an all-time high.

A 25-year-old man was shot five times and died on the 3500 block of Scott's Lane Saturday night.

Minutes later, a 16-year-old boy was shot seven times in his lower body on the 800 block of June Street.

The teen was rushed to an area hospital and placed in critical but stable condition.

Organizers and those participating in the basketball event say they're dedicated to making 2022 a better year for Philadelphia.

Organizers also encouraged attendees to register to vote at the event.

They say civil engagement goes hand-in-hand with reducing violence.

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