Man paralyzed by shooting sparks peace rally in Greenspoint
"We're planting the seed to make Greenspoint, to make north Houston a great place to work, live, and worship," said Pastor E.A. Deckard from Green House International Church.
HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- Crowded around a Houston Police Department substation in Greenspoint, a group of people met under the hot July heat to shed light on the area's reputation for violence.
With passion and conviction, the group shouted "No more bloodshed! No more bloodshed!"
It was a rallying cry from neighbors who are desperate to end gun violence in the north Houston community.
"I lost three brothers to gun violence - one of them right here on Northborough," said Houston city council member Tarsha Jackson.
Just last month, another shooting took place on the same street. The drive-by shooting at a convenience store in June left 30-year-old Anthony Perez with a shot to the back.
The innocent bystander told ABC13 he was walking out of the neighborhood store when he was shot. He said the injury took several organs. (Read more at KABC13)