Four people were injured when they were shot in Saginaw early Tuesday morning. Three people were killed by gunshots over the weekend. The violence is getting out of control, and one group of young girls is already thinking of ways to stay away from this violent path.
At Operation Reach on Tuesday, youngsters from Saginaw met to discuss solutions to deal with violence and ways to make sure it doesn't happen when they grow up.
The girls, ages 5-16, had a roundtable discussion about the recent violence that has happened in Saginaw, and ways the senseless murders could have been stopped.
"It's pathetic, like you're taking somebody's life because you're angry at them, that doesn't make sense," said Dontia Clark, one girl involved in the discussion.
The girls tossed around ideas, some included more activities in the city to keep the youth away from crime, and they also talked about doing the right thing, especially when it comes to reporting a crime.
"It's a big deal because you're letting someone get away with killing someone when you should speak up, so that person gets in trouble so the family feels better knowing the person who shot their family member is caught," said Deija Clark, another youngster at the roundtable.
And volunteers at Operation Reach said these solutions were the goal, and now, they hope to see something begin to make the goals a reality.
"What do they want to do to keep their generation from killing?" asked volunteer Debbie Toney.
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