HARRISBURG, Pa. (KDKA) – McKeesport’s Gun Violence Reduction Program was awarded more than $130,000 in state funding.
The Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency gave McKeesport the $133,000 in funding on Friday, State Representative Austin Davis announced.READ MORE: Pittsburgh Weather: Monday Warm-Up Ahead Of Dropping Temperatures
The funding will help incorporate McKeesport’s Alternative Policing Strategies into its Gun Violence Reduction Program.
“Today McKeesport received crucial funding that will assist the city in showing its young adults a different path to life,” Davis said in a press release.READ MORE: Year Up Program Offering Pittsburgh Housing Authority Residents Skills Training, Internships
The money will go toward license plate recognition camera sites, getting police vehicles, outreach programs and more.
Just three days ago on Sept. 10, a McKeesport High School football player was shot in the neck.MORE NEWS: How To Wake Up And Stay Alert Without The Help Of Coffee
In a statement, McKeesport Area School District called the shooting an act of “senseless violence.”