CLEVELAND - Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson and Cleveland Police Chief Calvin Williams spoke at City Hall on Wednesday to address recent gun violence in the city.
Within the last two weeks, two children have been the victims of drive-by shootings.
Mayor Jackson said that hiring more police can help, but fixing this will take much more than that.
There will be police engaging with the community this Saturday in hopes of encouraging more members of the public to assist in community policing.
Those recreation centers will be Glenville, Cudell, Zelma George, Lonnie Burton and Matt Zone and police will be at each starting at 11 a.m.
"I do not want another child to die," Jackson said. "These actions are not acceptable in Cleveland."
Ramon Burnett, 5, was killed on September 4 while playing in his front yard.
Major Howard, 3, was killed after injuries he sustained in a shooting on September 15 while sitting in a car. A woman was also injured during the shooting, but her injuries are not life-threatening.
Police Chief Williams added that there are a few persons of interest in Major's case, but there is no one currently in custody.
"It's terrible, it's terrible and the people in this city know it's terrible and they feel this way and they've voiced their concern and voiced their displeasure with what's going on. And as the mayor stated, I think we're drawing a line in the sand," Williams said.
Ramon and Major were both shot in the chest, and were the only deaths in both shootings.