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Activists plead for peace after violent week

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 Since last Sunday there have been two murders and multiple shootings in Toledo, some of them gang-related. The most recent happened just after midnight on East Stretchier in North Toledo. 

Keontae Johnson, 16 along with 17-year-old James Arnold and Marquise Robinson were shot. Detectives say 17-year-old Rondale Ensley was also shot, but police did not list him as a victim and his role in the incident is unclear. No arrests have been made in this incident.

On Saturday afternoon community activists gathered at Ottawa Park to speak out against violence. They asked everyone to put their guns down and unite for change.

Organizer Regan Burroughs said, "It's getting too close to home and we're losing innocent bystanders."

Sha 'Nez Henry Allen agreed and said their purpose was to, "Open up people's minds and heart to let them know that violence is not always the answer. There are better things to do with our time."

The Cease The Violence group plans to hold another rally in a few weeks.

 

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