Kayla Hicks is founder, president & CEO of Sustain Equity Group
After uptick in violence in Hampton Roads, advocates plead for change; a relative honors shooting victim
In these first few days of July alone, there have been at least two homicide investigations out of Hampton Roads. Several minors, one as young as six years old, are also on the mend after separate shootings Thursday and Friday.
“You just have a system that doesn’t work," said Kayla Hicks, president of Sustain Equity Group. She told 13News Now that the cycle of generational poverty is partly to blame for the violence and that there’s too easy of access to firearms.