Local church leaders hold concert to stop the violence - WDRB 41 Louisville News

Local church leaders hold concert to stop the violence

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Local church leaders are trying to stop violence in Louisville using music.

Organizers say they won't let Sunday morning's shooting overshadow the positive message they're trying to bring to young people.

They describe the Stop the Violence "Youth Explosion" as a gospel hip-hop concert.

Many of the performers are under 18, including a popular group brought in from Tennessee.

They're hoping the event hits home for some local teenagers.

"We're just trying to teach the kids a better way than being out in the streets," says Mark Watkins of the United Missionary Baptist Church.

Central High School donated its auditorium for the event today.

Church leaders hope to gain more support from the city in hosting future events.

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