A group of mothers are gathering Monday evening to call for an end to the violence in Ensley. The rally comes on the heels of six shootings in the Ensley community in just three days.
The shooting spree started Friday afternoon at a location along Pike Road and 21st Street in Ensley. One person was shot there.
Friday night, another shooting happened in the Westbury apartments. One person was shot in the chest and sustained life-threatening injuries. The apartment complex is less than one block from the home where five men were shot and killed in January.
Saturday, two people were shot around 7 p.m. in the 2800 block of Avenue K. It interrupted a community day event that was being held at Ensley Park. Around 3,000 people were at that event when the shootings happened.
Then early Sunday morning, around 4:30 a.m., two more people were shot near the Low Rider's Motorcycle Club on Avenue F.
A group called "Mothers who Want the Violence to Stop" are organizing a rally for 5:30 p.m. Monday to say "enough is enough."
The group's founder, Pastor Wanda Erskine, has been speaking out about the violence all summer and says it's so important for the community to rally together every time violence like this happens.
Tonight's rally will be held at the Westbury apartments on Ave. S in Ensley Highlands area.
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