KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A group focusing on solving murders in Kansas City is seeking justice for one of its own.
Stop The Violence Coalition took to the streets around the 3700 block of E. 29th Street on Saturday to reach out to neighbors who might have witnessed the Sept. 8 murder of one of their members, Anthony Shelby. The 35-year-old was shot and killed in front of the house he was living in with relatives.
This group's mission is now more personal.
"Until we change the pattern the circle stops here," says Karin Jones, a member of the Peace Keepers, which is part of the coalition.
The members are trying to reach out to potential witnesses who may be afraid of coming forward.
"You have a small segment of people who are trying to convince everyone else that it's unnatural to say something when you see someone doing something wrong," explained Sasteh Mosley, an advisor to the group.
"It's kind of scary to step out and speak out and link arms, but if we don't we're so isolated -- divided we fall," Jones added.
The group plans to canvas neighborhoods for the next couple Saturday mornings, starting at 10 a.m. Find out more on their Facebook page, www.facebook.com/StopTheKillingKC.
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