A recent spike in shots-fired reports in the Central District will be addressed during the monthly East Precinct Advisory Council meeting 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday, March 23, at Seattle University’s Chardin Hall, 1020 E. Jefferson St.

According to the most recent Seattle Police Department SeaStat crime report on March 13, there were 12 shots-fired calls in the East Precinct this year, and 78 in the city. The South Precinct has had the most reports at 36.

701 Coffee owner Sara Mae Brereton will be the guest at Thursday night’s EastPAC meeting to talk about shared concerns regarding the increase in gunfire in the Central District.

Brereton is hosting a community meeting on this topic 4 p.m. Saturday, March 25, at 701 Coffee, 701 23rd Ave.

The agenda for Stop The Shooting, Stop The Hate includes discussion about shootings, hate rhetoric, a demand for District 3 Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant and Mayor Ed Murray to be more involved and community organizing.