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Crews with Office of Violence Prevention will be canvassing Milwaukee neighborhoods after deadly start to August

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- There's been more than a dozen fatal shootings in Milwaukee this month.

It's the highest number of August shootings in the city since 2016. That's why this weekend, the Office of Violence Prevention will be taking their efforts to the streets.

Crews will be canvasing Milwaukee neighborhoods in hopes to prevent any more violence this month.

The Office of Violence Prevention says we can't only rely on law enforcement and instead we must engage with the community since many of the shootings this month have been related to fights, arguments, and retaliation.

Their team is working on conflict resolution but says everyone in the community should do their part by speaking up.

"We're asking for all our friends, all of our family members, if we want Milwaukee to be better, we have to make it better. It's not going to happen by itself," said Reggie Moore, Director, Office of Violence Prevention. 

Groups started canvasing Friday night and will continue Saturday morning at 9 a.m. 

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