It has been a week since a 2-year-old was shot in the leg and a 4-year-old was killed in a hit and run accident in Gate City. People in that community say everyone is still talking about the tragedies, but they are not talking to police.
A group made up of convicted felons is representing the newly-formed Birmingham chapter of PITS - Peace in the Streets. Their overall message is simply" stop the violence."
The group marched through the streets of Gate City Saturday. They are encouraging residents to come forward with information about the shooting and fatal accident. Birmingham police have also been trying to find witnesses who may have seen something.
No arrests have been made in the cases of the 2-year-old or the 4-year-old victims. One PITS member is hoping to change that.
"Well nobody wants to be a snitch. Nobody wants to be an informant. Nobody wants to do the right thing, but we come back saying the right thing to do is the big thing to do. It's not a cool thing but it's a right thing," said Reverend Leonard Taylor.
Taylor hopes PITS will ultimately bring justice to the grieving families in Gate City.
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