Louisville community seeks change after recent deaths of local teens

A community in Louisville held a meeting Thursday night to discuss an issue after three local teenagers were killed over the last year.

Posted: May 24, 2019 12:08 AM
Updated: May 24, 2019 12:08 AM

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in sports. the louisville community hosted a meeting this evening to talk about an issue the community is facing. this... after three local teenagers were killed over the last year... wtva's evan hensley was at the meeting and joins us live with how it went... it happened here at the m-o-b-h district building.. a regional christian organization this event was hosted by several preachers in the area... who have seen jail time and consequences for their actions when they were young... they are demanding a change... happen ." "i'm tired of burying young black men at an age like this." pastor anthony mcintosh says that the three lives were taken too soon.. tylan glenn, malik miller and kelsey ingram were all killed in shootings over the last year... all of them were louisville natives... all of them under the age of 20... "all of these children had great potential. we don't know what we lost in those young men so we don't want to lose any more of them." mcintosh knew the men... a couple of them, very well... "two of these men would have graduated with these men tomorrow. they were classmates. so it has been very tough on the class." so the community came together to look at the problems they are facing... one man who got out of jail a few years ago said that kids just have nothing to do in louisville... "to not just be sitting around walking the streets and say oh there is an empty house, lets go break a window." "nothing is going to happen if we just sit around and talk about it. house, lets go break a window." "nothing is going to happen if we just sit around and talk about it. but if we put our ideas together and out prayers as well. i believe there we can make something happen." solutions that the community is working to put into place include keeping kids busy after school when it comes to trade school at local community colleges.. mcintosh told me that something the community needs and misses... is a boys and girls club to keep them busy.... reporting live in louisville eh wtva 9 news
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