Packers’ Aaron Jones Reacts to Teen Gun Violence in El Paso
You don't have to be paying too much attention to realize there has been a rash of gun violence in El Paso, especially amongst teenagers.
A 16-year-old was charged with murder after allegedly shooting and killing a 17-year-old inside the Cielo Vista Mall.
A 17-year-old was arrested and charged with deadly conduct after a video of him firing a gun out of a moving car towards a neighborhood went viral.
Just days after that, a 15-year-old was arrested for doing the same thing, this time on I-10 West near the Sunland Park area, according to police.
All of this has certainly gotten the attention of the El Paso Police Department, which recently said: "This type of reckless behavior will not be tolerated in our city."
It has also gotten attention from the Prince of El Paso (and current Green Bay Packer) - Aaron Jones.
Aaron Jones is the product of UTEP and Burges High School. He grew up here. He's so proud of his El Paso roots he throws up the 9-1-5 after every touchdown he scores in the NFL. He also still spends a lot of time here in El Paso and gives back to his community by hosting camps in the offseason through his foundation.
Jones proudly representing the Sun City on sports' biggest stage is something kids should be focusing more on, because guns aren't that cool. Aaron Jones is cool.
And if you see something, say something (to El Paso Police):
The El Paso Police Department reminds the community to immediately report any social media posts of this nature and to please not share them further on social media.