Transcript for 8-year-old girl fatally shot near Rayshard Brooks memorial
Thanks very much. We get the latest on that eruption of gun violence across the country. A dozen shot over the weekend. Some of the victims 7 and 8 years old. Steve osunsami is in Atlanta where a young girl was killed near a memorial for rayshard brooks. Good morning, Steve. Reporter: Good morning to you, George. This is one of several American cities where an alarming number of people were shot number the streets over the weekend. Authorities are pointing out that many of these communities that are struggling with the stresses of covid-19 are also struggling with an alarming increase in homicides. Enough is enough. Reporter: Atlanta's mayor says she is fed up with the violence on her city streets in the wake of the protests over the policing of black Americans and says her heart is broken over the shooting death of an 8-year-old girl Saturday night. We're fighting the enemy within when we are shooting each other up on our streets. You shot and killed a baby. Reporter: Secoriea turner was shot. People with long gun have taken over the restaurant and street in front of it and police let it happen. The girl was shot by someone there while riding in a car with her mother and another adult. This random wild, wild west shoot 'em up because you can, it's got to stop. It has to stop. Reporter: The people in charge of the area are blocking roads with barricades and their guns. The restaurant has become a memorial to rayshard brooks and people trying to peacefully demonstrate still visit it. If you want people to take it seriously and you want -- you don't want us to lose this movement, then we can't lose each other. Reporter: Across the country this July 4th weekend a large amount of violence in American cities and many victims are young children. A 7-year-old girl was killed while playing outside with other children in Chicago where 75 people were shot this weekend. 15 of them died. An 11-year-old boy was shot and killed in Washington, D.C. And in New York over the holiday weekend, 51 people were the victims of gun violence including two New York City police officers. There are many in the city who feel there's a sense of lawlessness happening and they blame the mayor and the district attorney who they feel have prosecuted cops, gone after police officers and attempted to defund parts of the Atlanta police department budget. At the same time, this same mayor is being accused by the other side of not doing enough to push in police reforms. An 8-year-old girl was caught in the middle of all of this. T.J. All right, Steve, thank you want to turn now to what was
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