Community leader begs young people to stop gun violence

Earl Jordan, founder of Partners In The Struggle (Photo: WKRN)

NASHVILLE, Tenn.(WKRN) – Three teenagers were shot, and two of them died over the past few days in Nashville.

On Thursday, an 18-year-old was killed near the Nashville airport. Police are talking to another teen who was with him to find out how it happened.

On Friday, a 17-year-old was shot in her leg when someone on the street fired shots into her home in East Nashville.

On Saturday morning, a 14-year-old was killed while sitting in a SUV in Old Hickory. A 19-year-old is charged in his death.

On Sunday afternoon, a community group put out a call for teens to end the violence.

The non-profit organization, Partners In The Struggle, held the gathering in South Nashville to plead with young people.

“We are seeing too many funerals. Our precious lives being taken. Then, on the other spectrum, we have youths who have pulled the trigger and their lives are devastated. It’s like a double edge sword. So, this is like a constant that we want to try and do to reach our youths where they are,” said Earl Jordan founder of Partners In The Struggle.

Jordan said he wanted to talk to both kids and parents in an effort to stop the growing violence occurring in Nashville.

The 3rd annual Youth Death Free Summer Campaign is underway as several speakers shared their stories of losing loved ones to violence.