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Dozens of protesters march through downtown Jackson calling for end to gun violence


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    JACKSON, Mississippi (WAPT) — As violence continues in Mississippi’s capital city, dozens of protesters marched through downtown Jackson on Sunday in search of an end to gun violence.

So far in 2021, 50 homicides have been reported. Behind these numbers are real people with families that are grieving.

In attendance at the protest were local law enforcement leaders like Hinds County Sheriff Lee Vance.

“Having been in this 30-plus years, I’d be the first one to tell you that I don’t have all the solutions,” said Vance.

Jackson police Chief James Davis also attended the event. Davis and Vance both pledged to work together to help stop the issue of violent crime.

Davis said that their plan is to oversaturate the streets with officers and increase surveillance, but Davis said that most of these crimes are domestic, which he states is difficult to police.

“It’s very difficult to police when someone is into it with each other and they resolve their conflict issues by pulling out guns and committing these crimes,” said Davis.

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