Providence NAACP calls for action against violence

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.