Portsmouth raises awareness on community violence

Posted on: 7:47 pm, September 7, 2013, by , updated on: 10:57pm, September 7, 2013

Portsmouth, Virginia -  Concerned citizens believe that violence is affecting their youth so they took action and put on a community style cook out. 

The cook out was Saturday afternoon at the Old Truxton School on Portsmouth Boulevard. 

Organizers tell NewsChannel 3 that the goal of the cookout was to raise awareness about building a new community center so that their young people will have a positive options in the neighborhood.