"It's starting to feel like an epidemic," Wyatt said.
"When you have the vast amount of murders that you're having in such a short span of time, in a community that is so tight and so small, then it is an epidemic. And it's time for someone – the community, the stakeholders, the police officers, the mayor, the city – someone to pay attention to what's going on in Algiers. We can't continue to stand idle, while the kids are just dying in the street," she said.
Wyatt, who grew up in the Fischer Projects and has a 10-year-old son, says she hopes for a more constant police presence in the neighborhood.
"I don't think it takes three or four consecutive murders for you to be present...It would be nice to see you in the community," she said of the NOPD. "Just let us know you're there; let the criminals know you're there...It's going to take everyone, everybody to stand up against what's going on."