Jaleel Raglin is the second 16-year-old murdered in Lexington this year. Chaz Black was murdered in March.
The crimes have community members concerned about the violence among young people. Now two brothers are trying to put an end to it.
Corey Dunn knows all too well about the effect gun violence can have on a community and a family. Both he and his brother Brannon have been shot. He says 16-year-old Jaleel Raglin's murder is the kind of violent crime they are working to stop.
"We have a group of guys who have been there, done that, learned from it. We're trying to share our life experiences so they can learn from it," said Corey Dunn.
The brothers now work to teach teenagers about the things they say are really important, swaying them away from the influence of drugs and violence through their group Community Organizers of Lexington.
"The name COOL came from trying to show what cool is really all about, going to school, getting an education, getting a job, or developing some type of trade and being a positive member of the community," said Brannon Dunn.
The group organizes events for children and teenager to attend on Friday and Saturday nights. They also mentor teens who may be at risk. Corey Dunn says too many of his friends are now dead or in prison.
"16-year-old kids aren't supposed to die, if they do it's supposed to be an accident, not to be brutally murdered in the street," he said.
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