Updated 09/18/2012 01:48 PM
Anti-Violence March Passes Through Site Of West Brighton Shooting
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Staten Island residents are speaking out against gun violence after a 20-year-old Staten Island man was shot to death.
Family members and friends of Daequan Wilson marched in the West Brighton neighborhood where he was killed last week.
Community leaders say they want to reach out to children in the neighborhood where Wilson was killed and hope to offer counseling, tutoring and job assistance to those who need it.
Many who marched say they hear gun shots regularly and want an end to the shootings.
"We are going to march and protest, of course to sound the horn about the gun violence and let people know it must stop," said Cynthia Davis of the Mt. Sinai Center for Community Enrichment. "We are not ignoring what is going on in the community."
"I cant just let him die in vain and move on with my life and think it's OK," said Charese Martin, Daequan's sister. "Someone else's brother is going to be out here. Someone else's cousin, uncle, father, son. It has to stop.
The event was organized by the NAACP and the Mt. Sinai Center for Community Enrichment in West Brighton.
Police have not arrested anyone in connection with Wilson's death.
Anyone with information on the case should contact the Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS, or text CRIMES and then enter TIP577, or visit www.nypdcrimestoppers.com.