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Civic organizations react to Albany violence

Brothers and Sisters in Unity works to combat senseless violence in Albany. (Source: WALB) Brothers and Sisters in Unity works to combat senseless violence in Albany. (Source: WALB)
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Aaron Muhammad (left) and Terry Martin (right) (Source: WALB) Aaron Muhammad (left) and Terry Martin (right) (Source: WALB)
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

As folks head out to the 4th of July celebration in Albany, police are still looking for the person or persons responsible for the city's latest shooting.

The victim, Robert Clark, told police people attacked him on his back porch on West Society Avenue. 

Clark said when he ran from the suspects, they shot him in the leg. Clark is in fair condition. 

The vice president of Brothers and Sisters in Unity Terry Martin is speaking out about what needs to be done to combat this violence.

He said when he got the call about this most recent shooting, he was even more determined to create a change.

Martin said the goal of Brothers and Sisters in Unity is to encourage everyone in the region to come together stop the violence. 

He wants to bring recreational activities back into kids' lives to give them passions and keep them off the streets. 

This Saturday, the group is hosting a cookout to get all parts of the community get together and celebrate being Albany Strong. 

"We are now able to get people to realize that we aren't going to quit.  We do care," said Martin

"When you hear senseless killings and murders like that, you have to know and understand it just didn't happen overnight.  It's not going to end overnight.  So we have to keep working and sacrifice," said Adviser Aaron Muhammad.

The cookout will be this Saturday starting at noon at the Southgate park.

If you'd like to get involved in the Brothers and Sisters in Unity organization, you can call (229) 343-9365. 

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