WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- Prince George's County leaders say they are feed up with the violent deaths of teens.
"As parent who lives here, I don't know how anyone who hears that a 15-year-old is shot in the back with a shopping back in his hand can not feel the sort of grief and just feel enraged the way I did," Angela Alsobrooks, Prince George's County State's Attorney said.
She says the State's Attorney's office has started a Task Force with Prince George's County Police and will be holding asummit to address these issues on May 4.
But Alsobrooks says it's not just law enforcement that needs to get together to make a change.
"We haven't transferred the proper values to these children, things have gottenprogressively worse over the years."
So far, Prince George's County officials have solved three of the six teen murders.
"We will remove these individuals from our community but unless we are able to address those underlying issues that got us here in the first place, the whole of arresting, prosecuting and incarcerating is not enough."
Alsobrooks says everyone from the government, to social services, faith groups and the community need to get together to make a difference.
"This is the village that we've talked about and something has gone wrong in the village for these children."
But most importantly education and opportunity is key to change.
"You can educate yourself out of this problem...young men and women who drop out of school their opportunities decline and they become involved in crime."