This news story originally appeared at Google News - Search on 14 November 2021

Social media a playing role in gun violence locally

Social media has become an increasingly large part of people’s daily lives – It can be a great place for people of all ages to speak their minds, express themselves and even connect with friends and family. But local law enforcement and city officials say that it also contributes to gun violence increases in local communities. Gun violence in Decatur and Springfield was on a staggering pace for much of the year.