Group discusses ideas on how to deal with gun violence in Owensboro

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OWENSBORO, Ky. (WEHT) — A group of concerned citizens in Owensboro met to talk about gun violence in the community.

There have been multiple shooting deaths in Owensboro in recent months.

Over the weekend, 25-year-old Nick Decker was shot and killed.

On Thursday night, the public shared their thoughts and ideas on how to stop violence on the streets.

Owensboro Police and Daviess County Sheriff’s deputies were also there.

Timothy Collier, who organized the event, hopes the city will help out.

“The city does care. Individually we care for everybody. And I would love for them to feel a part of what’s going on as a whole so that we can get some input from the community so that we can help some of these city officials solve some of these problems.”

Collier says the idea of a curfew has been floated around.

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(This story was originally published on June 13, 2019)

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