Video: Mayor Ford Doesn't Know 'What More We Can Do' About Youth Gun Violence
In the wake of recent gun violence in the GTA that's left four boys under 16 dead, Toronto Mayor Rob Ford says there are no easy answers.
"It's frustrating," said Ford outside his second floor office at city hall Tuesday. "I don't know what more we can do."
Ford, himself a father of two young children, passed along his condolences to the families that have lost loved ones to recent violence.
"It must be absolutely terrible to lose your son or daughter at 15," said Ford.
"It really bothers me when I hear about this," said the Mayor. "We're trying our best...we're putting in more money for the arts, for rec programs...If I had an answer for it, I'd implement it."
Ford doesn't think more debate at council is doing to do much and says more cash isn't the answer either.
"We've invested money in the programs. Throwing money at it is not the solution. It's not working," said Ford who also told reporters "the police are doing everything they can."
Ford, a high school football coach, says for kids on the wrong path being able to listen can make a huge difference.
"They're good kids but they just need some direction. They get caught up at the wrong time and that's it, they lose their life."