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Leaders Occupy Corners Again, Visit Site Of Brownsville Shooting

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The "Occupy the Corners" initiative to end gun violence will continue Saturday night.

Rev. Al Sharpton and Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes teamed up Friday night to kick off the second of four "Occupy the Corners" weekends.

It's an effort by New Yorkers concerned about gun violence to take back the streets in high-crime areas.

"I think it gives a message that we are standing together," Sharpton said. "I'm not naive to think that people will just drop their guns but I think it empowers, it emboldens us to begin to confront the issue.

"We're not going to stand by and allow people to overwhelm our streets and kill our children," Hynes said. "It's just not going to happen."

One intersection added to the list was in Brownsville, Brooklyn, where 13-year-old Ronald Wallace was shot in the back Friday morning.

Police said Wallace was shot near Tapscott Street and Blake Avenue after an apparent dispute between two groups of people.

Wallace was pronounced dead at the hospital. ClientIP:, UserAgent: CCBot/2.0 ( Profile: TWCSAMLSP