ST. LOUIS ( -- The anti-violence group Moms Demand Action made its presence known at the city's Board of Aldermen meeting.

The group was there demanding action against gun violence in the city.

Board of Alderman President Lewis Reed said there have been at least five people killed in St. Louis this week because of gun violence.

He said a different crime-fighting approach is needed

"We need to do something different. It's clear that what's happening now isn't working," he said. "I like, other people, had family members shot and killed it has to stop it absolutely has to stop."

Reed says the city is exploring two different crime plans that have proved effective in other cities across the United States.

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