CHICAGO (CBS) — Leaders are now promising a stronger joint effort to make safety a priority in and around the University of Chicago campus.

Mayor Lori Lightfood held a roundtable with Chicago Police and university leadership to address the recent violence affecting Hyde Park, Woodlawn and Kenwood.

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Dennis Shaoxiong Zheng

Dennis Shaoxiong Zheng (Credit: University of Chicago)

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This comes two weeks after the murder of recent graduate Dennis Shaoxiong Zheng. The 24-year-old was the thir University of Chicago stgudent to be killed this year.

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The leaders say they are committed to dedicating more resources and innovation to give young people more options in life other than guns, drugs and violence.

CBS 2 Chicago Staff