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Officials, victims speak out about NYC gun violence

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While some New York officials called for stepped-up efforts to combat illegal guns and gun violence in the city, some victims and their families are also speaking out.

Jamella Thomas cradled her 15-year-old son in her arms, her hand gently touching the spot where a bullet lodged in his chest, as she told their story to Fox 5. Her boy was one of four wounded while playing basketball at fish playground Monday night. 

Cops said he was not the intended target; he was just another innocent victim.

During the interview, Jamella hid her son's face for his protection because the gunman has not been caught.

The shooting is the latest in a rash of gun violence on city streets this summer.

On Thursday a broad coalition of leaders came together at city hall to call on Albany to enact tougher gun laws.

Many parents in the neighborhood say they're running out of ideas of how to keep their kids safe.

Jamella thought by giving her son a 7 p.m. curfew she was keeping him safe. He was shot at 6:30 p.m.

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