By: KDKA-TV News Staff

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Recent shootings in the Pittsburgh area and surrounding suburbs prompted a community event on Tuesday evening.

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The South Pittsburgh Coalition for Peace held a “Stop The Violence Rally and Prayer Vigil.”

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The vigil and rally took place outside of the Lighthouse Church in the Saint Clair neighborhood.

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Along with the coalition, police and elected officials have been echoing the call for the city to be a safe haven.