In Allegheny County: 17 gun deaths spur call to action

According to data released at the beginning of April, 17 people have been killed in Allegheny County as a result of gun violence out of 21 total homicides so far this year. Of those 17, 13 were African-Americans and two others were the result of a shooting at the Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic on March 8.

At a candlelight vigil on April 11 in front of Community of Reconciliation Church, gun reform activists used the one-month anniversary of the Western Psych shooting to shed light on the devastating impact illegal guns have on the Pittsburgh community.

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