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WATCH: Houston Mayor Calls For Increased Security At Apartment Complexes

Sylvester Turner visited the family of a 3-year-old boy who was shot in Sunnyside

Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner is calling on landlords in high crime areas to increase security and make sure non-residents are not able to go in and out as they please.

Turner made the call during a visit to an apartment complex in Sunnyside where a 3-year-old boy was severely injured by a stray bullet on Tuesday night.

The mayor, along with police Chief Art Acevedo, council member Dwight Boykins and state elected officials also urged members of the community to come forward with any information they may have about the shooter or shooters, anonymously if they choose.

This is just the latest of several shootings of children in the past few months.

Turner vowed to use all resources available to bring those responsible to justice.

“When you start hurting our children, all bets are off,” he said.

“Leave the babies alone.”

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