EAST NEW YORK, Brooklyn (WABC) -- There was a wave of gun violence across New York City on Thursday -- all within just hours of each other. Two of the victims were just teenagers.
On Thursday night, a community in Brooklyn hoped to provide refuge from the violence.
At the NYPD Community Center in East New York, kids and police are dancing together and playing basketball to enjoy a safe refuge from the streets.
"We like to prevent before they're involved in trouble," said NYPD Inspector Winston Faison.
There was another shooting in East New York on Thursday - a 16-year-old boy who was not the intended target was shot in the thigh, the latest innocent victim. It was the 71st shooting in the 75 Precinct so far this year - and that is what makes the community center so crucial.
"They come for the fun," said counselor Howard Keller.
It is not all sports and music - they have a computer lab to fly a plane.
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