Briefly: City to erect memorial for youths killed by gun violence

Ward 23 Alderman Yusuf Shah said he plans to erect a granite memorial wall in remembrance of children and teenagers killed by gun violence in New Haven by July. Shah said he has not yet found funding or a location for the memorial, but he is looking for a site close to downtown. The wall will not be a “glorification” of street violence, Shah maintained, but will serve as a call for New Haven residents to mentor local youths by helping fund their college education and keeping them off the streets. “This will be a memorial of awareness,” Shah said. “The shooting and killing in our streets must stop.”

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