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Councilwoman Smith: "Downtown Safety Remains A Concern"

Safety concerns in downtown Greenville continue to be a hot topic after three people were shot where police presence is at a premium.

The shooting happened in a parking lot on Reade and Fourth Streets just after the clubs closed.

Once officers arrived the suspects were gone and three people had gunshot wounds.

Councilwoman Kandie Smith ,who's district covers the downtown area, says citizens are worried that despite the officers on the streets, shooting are still happening in downtown Greenville. "If you look at it, they can't be in every place at the same time, even though we would like them to be. If we could have a police officer on every corner we would, but we don't have that situation and we know we would like to have more, and if they were right at the spot, the shooting would of happened at another spot."

Smith says she is particularly bothered by the fact that even with the extra police downtown, "People feel that comfortable that they can do it and feel as if they can get away it."


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