Harvard Researcher Gun Violence

A researcher from Harvard University is working with the Amarillo Police Department to find a solution to gun violence in the City.

Amarillo is the fourth most violent city in the state, and Harvard Leadership Initiative researcher Ryan Herman is trying to find out why.

He points to two challenges, poverty, and unemployment.

According to Herman, there have been 355 shootings in Amarillo which is an average of one point two per day, and of those shootings, 50 percent have gone unsolved.

Herman will spend the last three weeks of his 10-week study, looking at neighborhoods in the city that see the most gun violence. Namely Hamlet, Eastridge, and North Heights.