Multiple shootings, including two people being killed last Friday, have residents concerned along Olmstead Avenue just east of downtown Columbus.
On Wednesday night, they gathered to call for an end to the violence.
However, neighbors said that it has not always been this way.
"Just to see this senseless violence going on out here, it tears me apart," said Stu Hampton.
Hampton grew up on Olmsted Avenue. He said there did not used to be this kind of violence.
"Parents just putting their kids out there, and they don't know what's going on. And then next thing you know, they're out here and they laying (on the ground) and this is what we dealing with," he said.
On Friday, two young men were shot to death. There was an unrelated shooting the morning before where two men were seriously injured.
The community walked along the scene of the shootings to talk to residents and spread their message.
"Now, we need some men to stand up and come out here and be role models to these young guys - show them right from wrong, show them the right way to live," said Cecil Ahad.
Police are still looking for those responsible for the fatal shooting.
Two people have been charged in the earlier shooting.
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