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Hundreds attend 'Stop The Violence' Summit

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SALISBURY, NC (WBTV) -

People of all ages are being called to action to "stop the violence" in one of Rowan County's tight-knit communities.

There's been an increase in deadly gun violence in recent months in Salisbury.

More than 200 people signed up for a summit on Saturday on the campus of Livingstone College.

The goal was to hear from people from all ages and professions, and develop a plan to end the bloodshed.

"We feel its time for our community members, elected officials along with government staff members, educators, health care professionals and our youth.  It's time for us to have a collaborative problem solving process and that's what we did here today," said organizer Al Heggins.

Today's summit was sponsored by the Women for Community Justice and the Salisbury NAACP.

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