GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Community members, police and city leaders took part in a town hall meeting at Wells Memorial Church of God in Christ Thursday night to address a recent uptick in homicides throughout the city.
Dozens of people expressed their concerns and offered solutions to the increase in crime.
For the month of October, there have bee seven homicide victims in Greensboro.
Community members discussed lack of jobs, needing more youth programs and better community/police relations.
"We have to do something," said city councilman Jamal Fox. "As a community, we can't sit on the sidelines any longer and continue to wake up each and every day, read the newspaper, see the media outlets and more and more of our young people we lose in these streets."
"We need young leaders," said radio personality Busta Brown. "We need young men. We need to let them be heard."
Police say there have been 26 homicides in the city for the year compared to 20 at the same time last year.