Created: Fri, 06 Sep 2013 11:06:00 EST
Updated: Fri, 06 Sep 2013 11:10:21 EST
CHARLOTTE, NC - A major police crackdown after a deadly week in Charlotte.
The latest shooting happened Thursday night after a Mothers of Murdered Offspring vigil in NoDa. Four people including an 11-year-old were shot on Pinckney Avenue shortly after 10:30p.m.
It's the first shooting at a MOMO vigil since the organization started in the early 90's.
"I'm not sure what evil has come down amongst us that would cause someone to bring more grief to family that's already grieving," said MOMO co-founder Judy Williams.
Now, CMPD says there will be officers at all MOMO prayer or candlelight vigils.
"We want to put people on notice because if you're looking to retaliate for anything that's happened this week, you'll be dealing with us," said CMPD Deputy Chief Kerr Putney.
"This has been a very terrible week for Charlotte. What we want to do is ask that you have peace. Please not more shooting, no more guns," said Williams.
After several shootings in Charlotte this week, Putney says CMPD will do everything in it's power to stop gun violence.
"We want to put people on notice because if you're looking to retaliate for anything that's happened this week, you'll be dealing with us," said Putney.
CMPD's plans include putting more officers in the field, increasing work days, re-deploying K-9 units and utilizing helicopters over high crime areas.
The main goal is to get guns out of criminal's hands.
"They're not law abiding and we're going to do everything we can to separate them from those guns," said Putney.
CMPD says there will be police presence at another vigil planned Saturday night.