Residents in Albany say they're sick of the gun violence in the city and Thursday night, they did something about it: Holding a rally, one week after a man was shot several times. YNN's Madeleine Rivera has more on SNUG's latest rally.
ALBANY, N.Y. -- The message was simple: Members and supporters of SNUG calling for an end to violence.
In this neighborhood, it's common to see children riding bikes and people hanging out on stoops. But according to resident Marlon Anderson, people here have also had brushes with violence.
"Westhill is Ground Zero for violence in the City of Albany," Anderson said.
Exactly a week ago, a 22-year-old was shot on this block. Sources say he is still recovering in the hospital.
"Whenever there's a shooting, we're out here on a shooting response to say it's not acceptable," said Rahiem Jones, Program Director for SNUG.
Organizers say SNUG's efforts to reach people are limited.
"They're a very small group," said Anderson.
"As you can see, we had a very small group today. But we had listeners. And that's what we need to get the message out," said Jones.
A message residents say is necessary to end the cycle of violence.
"We have created a climate and culture of violence in urban cities. And we have to change that mindset," said Anderson.
If you want to learn more about SNUG, which is the word "guns" spelled backwards, visit https://www.facebook.com/pages/Albany-SNUG/110967078968785.