LAS VEGAS (KXNT) – The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department is fighting a wave of violence in the Northeast Area Command in an unusual way, by hosting a community pride event aimed at cooling tensions between people in that area.
LVMPD has teamed up with Victory Outreach Church and Clark County to host the “I Love My City” Pool Party on Saturday, July 29. It will be from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at Hollywood Aquatic Center on 1550 S. Hollywood Blvd., which is between Sahara Avenue and Charleston Boulevard.
The event is an effort to combat violence, build relationships and bring awareness to the area following a number of violent crimes that have happened in the northeast part of Las Vegas.
On June 25, violence erupted at a domino game when a man shot and killed two people and injured one. A series of other gang retaliations have hit area neighborhoods. All of it has left residents uneasy.
Victory Outreach Church has sent a team to canvas northeast neighborhoods affected by violent crime and bring residents together in a safe environment. The event will have free food, music, entertainment and water games.