PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The goal was to knock out gun violence. On Friday night, former pro-boxer and Philadelphia native Bernard Hopkins joined the fight.
A street in North Philadelphia was transformed into a boxing ring. It’s part of the 22nd police district’s “Guns Down, Gloves Up” program.READ MORE: CBS3 Mysteries: Detectives Searching For Man They Believe Can Help Solve Santino Thomas' Murder Case Sharon Hill Borough Council Launches Independent Investigation Into Fatal Shooting Of 8-Year-Old Fanta Bility
Hopkins was on hand to help share some of his expertise.MORE NEWS: 19-Year-Old Man Killed In Double Shooting Inside Port Richmond Home, Police Say
The program, started by a police captain, strives to give kids an outlet for stress and a place to work out problems.