TALLAHASSEE, FL (WTXL) - A Tallahassee grandmother says family members found bullet shells by their door after a recent shooting.
Queen Branscom has grandchildren living in one of the neighborhoods plagued by shootings, "I feel very scared, Nobody is really taking heat for what's going on." Click on the video clip to watch the entire interview.
Branscom isn't the only resident concerned about violence in Tallahassee. Tuesday, the city announced a plan to try and curb neighborhood violence through new community programs as well as an increased police presence.
The plan titled "Operation Safe Neighborhoods" says that the major age group involved in violent crimes in Tallahassee is 18 to 25 year-olds.
This has prompted the city to focus on youth oriented plans including extending the hours of area pools in addition to free admission, lock-ins at teen centers, free movie nights at Cascades Park, and more.
Area churches and community groups are also being asked to help organize and coordinate neighborhood watches. This includes groups of citizens handing out informational flyers door-to-door every Saturday evening in selected neighborhoods.
To learn more about the city's "Operation Safe Neighborhoods" program visit TalGov.com.
Branscom seems to be in agreement with the city that it is going to take the community as a whole to stop the violence, "It takes a village to raise just one person, so we all need to get out there."