Community reacts to the murders of three children

Published: Oct. 3, 2015 at 12:34 AM EDT|Updated: Jul. 5, 2016 at 5:43 PM EDT
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CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - People who live in the communities where three children were shot and killed are sounding off about changes they say need to be made.

Mame Green just moved back to Cleveland from Atlanta.

She does her laundry just blocks away from Thursday's shooting by that killed a 5-month-old baby girl in broad daylight.

"I had my car stolen. Attempted break in. It's just dangerous for me all the way," Green said.

She has a few ideas of her own to stop the violence.

"I think we should have more police visible for one, and I think we should give our young people more to do," Green said.

Leon Davis who works in the neighborhood grew up in Cleveland and isn't ready to give up.

"There is some good people in this neighborhood.  It's not always bad.  It's an individual that makes it look bad," Davis said.

Platinum Clips has been cutting hair along Kinsman for the past 18 years. They have seen a generation sit in these chairs and have witnessed the recent deaths of three children.

"Really there is no answer cause it started a long time ago. So the answer is we got to stop it ourselves," said Travis Sanders who works at Platinum Cuts.

"It has to go farther than the barber shop. Even the barber shop is a good for the community. Everybody comes and gets information and talk about issues but if it's not talked about at home it's not going to do them any justice," said Antoni Daniels of Platinum Cuts.

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