On the night of Friday, December 6th, two men were shot on St. Johns Place between Utica and Schenectady Avenues. The following day, Saturday, December 7th, S.O.S. held a rally at the spot of the shooting to call attention to the act of violence that occurred there.
11 S.O.S. volunteers and 5 staff members came together to spread the message to passersby and the community: the shootings must end. Prior to Friday’s shooting, there had been 55 days without a shooting in the S.O.S. catchment area. Many people on the street stopped and talked to the S.O.S. team about the need to end the violence.