Zip Ties Send Message About Youth Gun Violence

Posted at 11:18 PM, Apr 01, 2017

Stopping youth gun violence in Nashville was the message one organization hoped people walked away with this weekend.

For two hours participants tied-up their ankles with zip ties on Saturday. The ties showed that everyone was locked-in to curb youth gun violence in Music City.

Five teens, all under 18 years of age, have been shot and killed this year in Nashville due to youth gun violence.

"Let our kids know that they don't have to be in a situation where they are having some type of constraints on them due to the type of behavior that they conduct, as well as the other youths who make the bad choices,” said . “We want to let them know that they can be great and will be great. I thank the city of Nashville and everybody involved. We’ve got to get to our youths."

This was the fourth annual event put on by the Partners In The Struggle organization.