Delray community calls for end to gun violence

Posted at 10:51 PM, Feb 19, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-19 23:30:40-05

DELRAY BEACH, Fla -- A community wants an end to gun violence after a violent afternoon in Delray Beach Thursday. One man was killed and another was killed during three separate shootings.

Timothy Nelson, a father of three says enough is enough after four shootings in one week. Now Nelson hopes to see some change.

"Policing, community getting involved. If we get the community involved maybe we won't have this problem," says Nelson.

Nelson's words were echoed by Pauline Cochran, the aunt of Jarvis Collins, the man who was shot and killed Thursday afternoon.

"Come together and maybe we need to do a march. We need to do something to stop this violence," says Cochran.

Delray Beach Police say in 2015 there were a total of 3 homicides, so far this year there have already been two.

Officers say Thursday's shootings remain a mystery as they continue to investigate, but plan to be out in the community this weekend.

"Detectives know the community very well so they're talking to people in the community about what might have happened," says Dani Moschella with the Delray Beach Police Department.

Delray police say none of these shootings yesterday were random. It is still unclear if any of them were related.