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Nearly 30 people have been killed in Cleveland this year and a city councilman is calling for officials to do more to stop the violence.

It’s in those midnight hours, it’s in those times that we’re here by ourselves that we begin to think and wonder…and now that we put him away, we’re at the place we want to know why,” said a woman whose brother was killed in January.

About eight or nine shots back to back and then it seemed like they weren’t going to ever stop,” said a mother, whose daughter was killed this year as well.

They are expressions of pain that 29 families in Cleveland have felt this year.

We now have 29 homicides in the city of Cleveland, we’ve not even gone 29 weeks in the city of  Cleveland,” said Cleveland City Councilman Zack Reed.

At Monday night’s city council meeting, Councilman Zack Reed blasted city leaders for not doing enough to curb the murders that are plaguing the city.

We can build new hotels, we can build bridges to the lakefront, but if we don’t solve this problem, people are going to continue to leave this city, regardless of what we do downtown,” said Reed.

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source: Fox8Cleveland.com

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