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Neighbors concerned over recent violence

People who've lived off Georgetown Street for decades say it used to be a safe, quiet place to live, but in recent years they say violence has become all too common.

"I come out on the porch quite a bit and sit in the afternoons," said Charles Happy, looking out onto Whitney Avenue.

He's lived in this neighborhood much of his life.

"Little better than 40 years now. Back when I first came over here, it was about the quietest neighborhood you could want," he said.

But over the past couple of years, he said, things have changed.

"You can hear the shots," said Happy.

There have been three shooting incidents in the area since Friday. Two on Whitney Avenue and another on Florence Avenue. No one was injured, but Happy says that doesn't make it any less scary.

"Well, I stay in until it quiets down and then I might come out and see where it's coming from, but you don't dare come out while you're hearing the firing going on,"said Happy.

He says, while he hopes the violence moves away from his house, he figures it won't go away entirely.

"They'll move from one area to the other, so I don't know. It might change this for a while, but it'll go somewhere else. It'll always be somewhere," said Happy.

Police say they're still searching for the shooting suspects from over the weekend.


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