Residents Reclaim MLK Park as 'Safe'

May 16, 2012 Updated May 16, 2012 at 11:39 PM EDT

By John Borsa

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May 16, 2012 Updated May 16, 2012 at 11:39 PM EDT

BUFFALO, NY (WKBW) - The mother of Marquay Lee, 26, of Buffalo, received a large and emotional group hug from dozens of residents and community leaders on Wednesday just hours after Lee died and just steps from where he was shot on Saturday.

Lee was one of five people shot during a gathering at MLK Park in Buffalo. A few dozen people, including children, gathered there.

In the past five days, nearly a dozen people have been shot in Buffalo. Two of the victims have died.

"We're tired of living in a state of terrorism. This is terrorism right here in our own backyard," said Rev. Darren Young, pastor of St. John Baptist Church.

"Right now we have at least four or five shooters who are out here -- that need to be brought to justice," he said.

Mayor Byron Brown said police are working on the cases "around the clock."

Anyone with information is asked to call or text the Buffalo Police Confidential Tip Line at (716) 847-2255.