DETROIT (FOX 2) - A frustrated police chief pleaded with the public Friday, saying shootings in the city are down - there are too many - and it's only the first day of summer.
"We know that 31 percent of our homicides are caused by a simple argument,” Detroit Police Chief James Craig said.
Craig referred to a shooting that left a man in critical condition after a dispute over fried mushrooms at a coney island on Wednesday, leaving two 61-year-old twin brothers in custody.
"When you look at this type of violence, that was perpetrated by two 61-year-olds - over what - fried mushrooms," said Craig. "You know you just can't understand."
It's just one of many shootings - and many - are tired of it.
"I see it on the news all the time, I see people losing their lives a lot," said Nigel Curney, Students for Peace. “I see people getting hurt a lot and nobody really cares."
High School students spoke Friday about what the city of Detroit has declared a day of peace.
The goal of the group - United Communities of America - to commit to 24 hours without violence promoting something called Code 22 - a program that's already been implemented at some schools by the students themselves.
"If they saw anyone arguing and it looked like it was going to be a fight - They'd say 'Code 22 - Code 22,' and the students themselves stopped the fighting in their schools," said Ovella Davis, founder of Code 22.
And if the students can police themselves - why can't we all?
They have declared the 22nd of every month a day of peace and they're asking everyone to turn on your porch lights - to show your support.
"They say we're the most violent city but I don't see that," said Christopher Williams, Students for Peace. "I see hope, black communities coming together."