Dozens of residents from local housing projects came together on June 29 in order to promote anti-violence for young people at the second annual Green Day, a community effort to plant flowers and improve local gardens.
On the day of the shooting, NYPD responded to a 911 call at 300 East 143rd Street, and found the body of Cheyenne Carter, who had been shot in the head and torso.
Family members and friends of Aaliyah Alder held a vigil on Wednesday evening for the 21-year-old, who was shot in the head and killed on Monday night in a stairwell at Forest Houses in Morrisania.
Louis Farrakhan denounced violence at Forest Houses in Morrisania on Sept. 23. A four-year-old boy was killed at the housing complex in July, brought down by a stray bullet.