Two men start Philly Truce app to intervene in gun violence

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PHILADELPHIA - A couple of childhood friends from Philly came up with an app they hope people use to help mediate a problem before they resort to guns. "We are trying to stop the hemorrhaging," said Mazzie Casher about a new effort to try and get ahead of what has become an everyday occurrence in Philly.

Gun violence. "Any information is private. We're not affiliated with the police," said Casher. He and Steven Pickens have come up with an app called Philly Truce.

It has two features. One you can select "get help." "The person who has knowledge of a situation that is going left. Like you know the players, you know what's at stake and gun violence may occur.

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