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Owensboro man is taking action in the fight against gun violence.
He's calling on others to help address the recent spike in violent crime against younger people in the area.
Megan diventi joins us live from daviess county with the latest efforts to address the problem.
Just this month?
Three people younger than 30 have been shot and killed in daviess county.
One owensboro resident says he's seen enough of the violence in his community.
Being a part of the community to try to help prevent it from happening again you know it like'i think i can do that?
Timothy collier has lived in owensboro the past 30 years working at his auto shop and alcoaut with the recent increase of violent crimes in owensboro and daviess county he decided to get to work in another way.?at that point i was thinking what if that was my son or my daughter you know?
What would i do?
Just this wee?he has organized two community meetings for owensboro leaders and residents to discuss solutions to gun violence.?if we can get everybody together to show that we really do care about the city and about these streets and about these communities where all these things are taking place hopefully something can be done to veer that now?
Collier didnt know any of the victims of the recent shootings personally but says gathering everyone in the community could be a preventative measure to stopping the violence.?ie made several calls to different organizations in the community and city wide just asking for what type of resources they offer and if they care to come and explain those resources?
Local authorities are addressing the issue too.
Earlier this week the owensboro police department reinstated their flex tea?a group of officers focused on high crime areas.
But for collier e says by taking matters into his own hands and helping his community nother young life may not be taken so soon.?a lot of people have been affected by the violence.
Just down the street we had murders and it affected the community and if people voices want to be heard they need to get out and speak.
You know i would like to see it in a positive way.
And i believe we can do that?
That meeting will be held thursday evening at dugan best par?it will be a chance for the community to discuss solutions to crime and violence.
Reporting live in owensboro, megan diventi, 44news.