Violence interrupter Iesha Sekou gathers community after Harlem mass shooting

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Violence interrupter and CEO of Street Corner Resources Iesha Sekou gathered community members on 139th street and 5th Ave, near the site where a mass shooting occurred on June 19, 2022, to denounce yet another act of violence that left a student-athlete dead and nine injured.

She explained the purpose of the gathering was to come up with solutions to end gun violence in Harlem.

“We are six months into the year, and we’ve already had 268 shootings,” Sekou said. “We need to take action. We got some things that are systemic. Things that cause violence to happen.”

New York State Senator Cordell Cleare, Assemblyman Al Taylor, Public Advocate Jumaane Williams, Man Up! Inc. CEO A.T. Mitchell, Manhattan Borough President Mark Levine, Mayor Eric Adams, Until Freedom co-founder Mysonne Linen, BronxConnect DirectorTara Brown-Arnell, and Ousmane Diallo of NAN Youth huddle, among other leaders, answered the call.