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Louisville Urban League hosting call to action against violence

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A flyer being circulated by the Urban League says it all: "Enough is enough!" After such a violent start to the week, the Urban League is reaching out to parents, grandparents, uncles and aunts through the radio waves. A flyer being circulated by the Urban League says it all: "Enough is enough!" After such a violent start to the week, the Urban League is reaching out to parents, grandparents, uncles and aunts through the radio waves.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Four murders in 24- hours has stumped both police and community leaders this week. That's why the Louisville Urban League is turning to a different group for help.

A flier being circulated by the Urban League says it all: "Enough is enough!" After such a violent start to the week, the Urban League is reaching out to parents, grandparents, uncles and aunts.

"I would never want nobody to feel what I feel," said Tamara Towns, who is the mother of a homicide victim.

Andre'a Davis and Tamara Towns are heartbroken; on Wednesday afternoon, they did something they never thought they'd have to do.

"Just made funeral arrangements for our son," Towns said.

Their son, Deshawndre Davis, was shot and killed near Dixie Highway and Ralph Avenue on Sunday; it was one of four murders in a 24-hour span in Metro Louisville.

"I just want it to stop," Towns said.

The grieving parents are not the only ones calling for the violence to stop.

"What can we do to stop the violence," said Kryston Goodner, morning host on Praize Power 1350 WLOU and 104.7 FM.

Praize Power 1350-WLOU and 104.7 FM is helping to spread the word about an action plan.

On the radio air, Goodner explained,  "Enough is enough, a community call to action is going to be going down this Saturday, Oct. 17 at 10:30 a.m."

"We just said, you know, enough is enough, I mean, four homicides in 24 hours, we can not live with this," said Sadiqa Reynolds, President & CEO Louisville Urban League.

Reynolds said the organization will open its doors on Saturday morning to talk about the violence.

"And I think a lot of people are tired of conversations, the challenge is you do have to start somewhere," Reynolds said. She added that "somewhere" is a meeting with a different group of people. "There are mothers, fathers, grandparents, aunts, uncles who are being impacted by some of the things that are happening in our community and we've got to talk about that."

Right now, nothing is written in stone. However, Reynolds says the goal is crystal clear.

"How do we wake up in the morning and not have another homicide, you know, that's what this is about, we don't want another young person killed."

Tamara Towns is on the same page, that's why despite her pain she's still doing her part.

"I don't want nobody to retaliate on nobody that they thought did anything to my son...just pray for him, that's it," said Towns.

The meeting is open to the public.

However, organizers stress they want to hear from parents, grandparents, uncles and aunts and hope to leave here with an action plan.

More: Police investigating 4 weekend murders, some Louisville residents fed-up with violence

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