City, state and community leaders stand at the front of the Unity in the Community Walk.
Tuesday evening, local politicians and community members gathered at the 77th Precinct in Crown Heights for a Unity in the Community Walk in response to the shootings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile and the deaths of five police officers in Dallas, Texas.
Led by State Senator Jesse Hamilton and the United Against Violence Taskforce, the concern citizens and officials walked from the 77th Precinct down Utica Avenue to Lincoln Terrace Park.
During the traffic-stopping march, we asked members of the community, what they believe has attributed to the national rise in gun violence and their ideas on how to best address it.
Here are their responses: