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Washington University hosting summit on gun violence Friday

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ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV.com) – St. Louis area officials and church leaders will meet at Washington University on Friday for a summit on gun violence.

Event organizers tell News 4 they hope to coordinate an aggressive approach for outreach during the meeting. They fear a lack of quick action will only lead to more gun violence deaths.

Better Family Life’s James Clark warns violence on St. Louis streets could worsen if something is not done fast.

“We have people who are being killed literally everyday throughout the St. Louis metropolitan area and East St. Louis,” said Clark. “There’s too much bloodshed, now is the time for us to put our best ideas into action.”

The gun violence summit is scheduled to take place at 3 p.m.

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