Topeka advocacy group reacts to city’s record number of killings

Topeka advocacy group reacts to city's record number of killings
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TOPEKA (KSNT) – One local community outreach program weighed in on the record-breaking number of homicides in Topeka for 2023 and what this means for the city moving forward.

After police ruled Sunday’s shooting the 31st murder in Topeka, 2023 is now the city’s deadliest year on record. There have been six homicides in the month of October already, including four children.

Johnathan Sublet, the founder of ‘SENT’ Topeka and the lead pastor of Fellowship Hi-Crest, told 27 News that regardless of age, the loss of any life is tragic. His organization, located in southeast Topeka, aims to bring neighbors together and foster relationships with the community.

“No matter what age that person is, they were special to someone,” Sublet said. “They should be special to all of us because we’re all tied together, we all need one another, we’re all part of the fabric of our community. And so…

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