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Organization calls for end to violence

Terry Martin has been working with Brothers and Sisters United to stop the violence. (Source: WALB) Terry Martin has been working with Brothers and Sisters United to stop the violence. (Source: WALB)
A 12th person was killed in Albany this year on Thursday morning. (Source: WALB) A 12th person was killed in Albany this year on Thursday morning. (Source: WALB)
Members of the organization are having a meeting on Tuesday. (Source: WALB) Members of the organization are having a meeting on Tuesday. (Source: WALB)
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

A  Dougherty County organization is trying to find a way to put an end to violent crimes in the community, and they are asking for your ideas and opinions.

Thursday night, a 20-year-old was shot in on East Roosevelt Avenue. 

People in the neighborhood said they fear it was gang related. 

And a homicide Thursday morning marks the 12th person being killed in Albany this year.

Terry Martin has been working with Brothers and Sisters United to stop the violence. 

Martin said he knew Ashley Boggs, who was killed on Thursday. 

He said this instance hits close to home for him.

He said it's more important now than ever before for people to step up and help make a difference. 

"It's going to take everybody. Every side of town," explained Martin. "It's going to take everyone to come together as one to at least stop some of the violence. Because it's nonsense."

Martin's group will be having a meeting on Tuesday at 3:30 at the Islamic Building on the corner of Clarke Avenue and Blaylock Street. 

Everyone is invited to attend. 

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