Campaigners hope to end the violence before it begins with a safe summer launch event at Price Hill
CINCINNATI – Price Hill community leaders lead the charge against violence at a summer launch rally on Saturday.
Their goal: to get ahead of the violence by doing everything in their power to prevent a repeat of 2020, which Cincinnati police say was the deadliest summer on record in the city.
According to CPD data, 94 people were killed in 2020. More than half of these killings took place from April to August, and there were nearly 500 shootings in total.
So far, 31 people have been killed in Cincinnati in 2021.
That’s why the leaders of the Cincinnati Works Phoenix program want people to come out of their homes, talk about their neighborhood problems and participate in finding solutions.
These concerns and solutions don’t have to be crime related – it could be a safety issue, like more street lights on a certain block.
“It’s tragic when you have kids who are afraid to dodge and dodge bullets,” said Mitch Morris of Cincinnati Works. “So we want to come into the community, bring joy, happiness and provide resources to try to get people to start thinking differently and doing different things.
The Grilling Event with Price Hill Safety CAT and the Cincinnati Police PIVOT Team begins Saturday at 3 p.m. at the corner of Ross Avenue and Warsaw Avenue.