By Grant Bissell

ST. LOUIS(KSDK) - A community activist is condemningMonday night's violence thatended with 17 people shot.

James Clark of Better FamilyLife says despite their best efforts, putting an end to this type of crime is something the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department and Mayor Slay's office just can't do alone.

Clark says this problem can only be solved with better resources, education, higher employment and more family involvement.

Click the video above to hear his comments.