Saginaw kicks off 2nd annual anti-violence effort
Thu, 03 Apr 2014 11:20:32 GMT —
Hundreds of people took to the streets of Saginaw as part of an anti-violence effort that began the same day as a fatal shooting in the city.
The Saginaw News reports the second annual "Light Up the City" began Wednesday night.
Police Chief Brian Lipe told the crowd that officers were investigating the city's first gun-related homicide of 2014. That announcement brought boos from the crowd, which included police, firefighters, community leaders and youth group members.
The crowd cheered, however, when Lipe said that's "the violence we are here to stop."
Consumers Energy distributed energy-efficient light bulbs and event participants walked through the Houghton-Jones neighborhood, one area being patrolled by citizens and police. Residents are encouraged to turn on porch lights in support of the effort.