HAMPTON, Va. (WAVY) – Congressman Bobby Scott is expected to deliver $4.6 million to the City of Hampton Monday for gun violence prevention.
The prevention tactics include education programs that highlight conflict resolution, the impacts of gun violence, and mental health.
The City of Hampton says murders were down by 25 percent by the end of 2022 compared to the year before. However, this year crime has spiked.
Data from the National Gun Violence Archive shows this time last year, seven people were shot an killed. Data from 2023 shows at least 13 people have died after being shot in Hampton.
“We need to understand your neighborhood like you understand your neighborhood. Sometimes frankly, we don’t know the question to ask,” Chief Talbot said. “We’re learning, but sometimes we don’t know the questions to ask. If we’re there, please engage us in conversation. Talk about what it’s like to live in your neighborhood even if we’re not asking good questions.”
This funding comes as Chief Talbot will make the transition to become Norfolk’s new police chief. He is expected to start his new position by May.
Congressman Bobby Scott to deliver 4.6M to Hampton for gun violence prevention
WAVY – KaMaria Braye
April 10, 2023