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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — In the midst of a pandemic, violence is on the rise as Grand Rapids is on pace for one of its deadliest years ever.

On Friday, Grand Rapids Police Department Chief Eric Payne, joined by community leaders, made a plea and a promise to put an end to the violence. The stress and distress over the inexplicable plague of gun violence was evident from the chief as he spoke about incidents both deadly and not.