Recent shootings spark discussion on stopping gun violence
There have been at least 119 victims of gun violence in South Bend, this year, including at lead 18 dead according to South Bend's crime dashboard. Many of the investigations into those shootings are happening with little to no community help.
A South Bend resident sent ABC57 video from their personal surveillance system of six shootings in six months on or near their street. One way people can help, is registering any surveillance cameras at their home with the South Bend Police Department so investigators can find nearby video following a crime.
South Bend Common Council member, Pastor Canneth Lee, says community members need to work with police if they want to see the string of recent shootings end.
"Every day we're working to build trust with our community and law enforcement so that people will feel comfortable [with police]," Lee said. "Because unless people speak out, this will continue to happen in our communities."
Watch the full discussion with ABC57 NightTeam anchors Tim Spears and Tiffany Salameh, here: