Rally calls for an end to the violence in northeast Denver

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DENVER -- Gang violence is soaring in Denver's northeast side.

This year alone, Denver Police say there have been 11 gang-related deaths.

Nolan Ware, 22, was shot and killed on Saturday hours before his uncle's funeral. Abdul Muhammad was gunned down on April 11 outside his home near Gilpin Street and Bruce Randolph Avenue.

"These gangs cannot continue to tear up our neighborhood," said Tina Ware, Nolan's aunt. "I am afraid. I don't want to be down here, but my family's home is here. I can't run."

Ware was one of several speakers featured at a rally to end gang violence in Denver's Cole Neighborhood on Tuesday evening.

"This community as a whole needs some help. When a 22-year-old is gunned down and he has a newborn baby, there's a problem," said Ware.

Nobody has been arrested in Nolan Ware's murder. Denver Police is offering a $7,000 reward for information leading to an arrest.

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