One death in our community is too many,” Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther said.

WBNS reports since the beginning of 2017 there was a 45 percent increase of homicides in Columbus. After this weekend shootings ending with one person dying, the number of homicides in the city is at 45.

Mayor Andrew Ginther reassures residents that the office and law enforcement are working to get the “resources they need but also engaging the rest of the communities.”

In his 2017 Capital Improvement Budget, he will be spending a large chunk on providing resources to the communities being hit with crime. One idea being proposed is giving Linden Park $2.5 million for a new recreation center that will give young people a chance to participate in activities instead of crime.

Source: WBNS