CARROLLTON, Ga. -- The shooting death of 13-year-old Nizzear Rodriguez while he lay sleeping in his own bed have sparked calls for change in one Carrollton community.
Teens met Wednesday night to talk about how to prevent that kind of brutality in the future.
Too often, adults do not listen to kids when it comes to "grown up" subjects, but the death of Nizzear Rodriguez hit a lot of kids in the community very hard.
It was a town hall meeting for young people searching for solutions to crime in the community. Among those in attendance, was the father of young Nizzear.
"Do you feel safe in your own neighborhood?" he asked the young people in attendance. "That's the question -- do you feel safe?"
Carrollton city councilman Gerald Byrd put on the event.
"It seems that the common theme is safety and lack of community," Byrd said. "Broken homes, lack of supervision in the neighborhood."