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Toledo City Council members call on “warring gangs” to cease fire


Toledo councilmen Mike Craig, Theresa Gabriel, Jack Ford, Larry Sykes, and Tyrone Riley, speak out against recent gun violence during a news conference today at One Government Center in Toledo.

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City Council members today called on “warring gangs” to cease fire in Toledo.

Councilmen Jack Ford, Theresa Gabriel, Mike Craig, Larry Sykes, and Tyrone Riley hosted a news conference today and said the level of violence in Toledo is unacceptable and, moreover, that the black-on-black crime problem must be addressed.

“We ask any gang leaders listening to bring this to a halt,” Mr. Ford said.

Year to date, there have been 66 shootings in Toledo and 15 homicides -- six of those were shootings.

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