(KMOV) – Pine Lawn will hold a community meeting Thursday evening to stop violence in the area.
The group Better Family Life will hold a series of meetings once a week over the next month, starting at the Pine Lawn Community Center.
Crime has been a problem in Pine Lawn, including a shootout between county police and drug suspects. Organizers said they want people to get more involved in their community and work to prevent crime.
Residents of high-crime neighborhoods are being asked to reclaim their communities, and for kids, teens and young adults to find non-violent ways to solve their differences.
Some of the family of the victims of Wednesday's shooting will be present at the meeting.