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Community leader drafts plan aimed at stopping deadly violence in Louisville

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A community is issuing a call to action after a violent week in Louisville, including the murder of a 1-year-old -- and one community leader is drafting a plan aimed at stopping the violence.

Minister Jerald Muhammad of the Nation of Islam says his plan will work where others have failed because it involves going directly to the source.

"I am appealing to the reverends, I am appealing to our traditional organizations, the Urban League and the come out of out offices, to come out of our buildings, to come out of our churches," Muhammad said. "Because the real problem is in the streets and we're going to take this plan, we are going to take this program, to the streets."

It all started after a violent week in metro Louisville that included the murder of a toddler. Earlier this week, 1-year-old Ne'Riah Miller was shot and killed near 37th and Market. Her mother was also shot, but survived. And then Thursday night, a man was shot at 17th and Plymouth. Investigators say that as of Friday morning, he was in grave condition.

Minister Muhammad says instead of meetings and protests, his plan of action calls for getting everyday people involved and he plans to share more of it with the community tonight.

"The people who we need to talk to, they're not going to be here tonight, you know, but the people who care will be here, and what I have found is a lot of people are frustrated, but they don't know what to do," he said.

The event is taking place Friday at 7 p.m. at the King Solomon Baptist Church.

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