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Providence NAACP calls for action against violence

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PROVIDENCE -

The NAACP's Providence branch and other community groups are calling for action against violence in the city.

The groups rallied outside the Garrahy Judicial Complex on Monday afternoon. A few dozen people participated.

The NAACP said unity is needed to quell a dangerous climate of tension and escalating violence among the city's young people.

Providence had its first homicide of the year on Friday, when a 24-year-old man was shot while sitting in a car. The killing followed another shooting earlier Friday that injured a teenager. Early Saturday morning, two men were critically injured in a shooting at the Karma nightclub.

No arrests have been made in any of the shootings.

Other groups expected at Monday's rally included Urban Men Against Murder and Teen Connect.

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