We've learned of the shooting last night on the West Side, and will be reaching out to the Office of Violence Prevention, as well as our Community Care team, to see how we can offer support at this time. Our thoughts go out to all those in the neighborhood who have been impacted.
More information is available through the City of Saint Paul, here: https://www.stpaul.gov/news/shooting-leaves-one-dead-saint-pauls-west-side-neighborhood.
For years, WSCO has created spaces for community members to speak out on issues of community safety. The West Side Community Care Circle is a space that intends to focus on long term, intentional, systematic planning to fund our lives and implement public safety strategies developed by and for the community. Because we value and prioritize community knowledge and expertise to share concerns, create solutions, and build capacity for care-based interventions to crisis, we’re committed to continue hosting community conversations where we envision public safety strategies that affirm our lives, our families, our communities, and our dreams. To get involved with Community Care on the West Side, contact our organizer RaRa Navarro at [email protected] More information about our Community Care Action Circle can be found at https://www.wsco.org/community_care.