Anti-violence rally held blocks from shooting

August 1, 2009 8:38:16 PM PDT
Just a few blocks from a West Side shooting, an Austin neighborhood church held a 'stop-the-violence' block party Saturday.The Mandell United Methodist Church organized the event, which had a hip hop feel.

Participants enjoyed free food and games, along with entertainment and a health fair.

The one-day event began at 7 a.m. and continued until 7 p.m.