Night Out Event Aims To Fight Recent Violence, Prevent Future Crime

Greenville police are investigating a shooting that happened Saturday night- the most recent shooting in the rash of violence that has plagued the city. Tuesday night the focus was on the community fighting that crime and preventing future violence.

Greenville police officers helped celebrate Tuesday's Night Out in downtown Greenville- an event they hope will help prevent or solve crimes- including the most recent shooting that happened blocks away in the Moywood community off 5Th Street Saturday night. One man shot in the thigh and no suspects have been arrested.

National Night Out had a special visit from East Care as the chopper landed in the Town Common. That fun kept flowing as the band Parmalee took the stage. Their drummer knows the importance of fighting crime all too well after he was the victim of a robbery and shooting in South Carolina last year.

"Hopefully it gets the community and helps them more willing to work with us and see that we are reaching out to them and maybe after tonight there will be some people in the community who are willing to reach out to us," said Rob Williams with the Greenville Police.

Greenville police are investigating more than a dozen shootings this summer.


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  • by Anonymous on Aug 3, 2011 at 09:32 AM
    this has absolutely nothing to do with skin color. these are facts, it is what it is. red, green, blue, white, black, orange. social behavior is what is missing here. do not make it a color thing. the race card is way too easy to play.
  • by Why Location: Greenville on Aug 3, 2011 at 07:27 AM
    At least they were trying something! Would you all rather they did nothing to try to engage our community and citizens? Some of our neighbors think the police are the enemy. An event like this helps our little thugs in training see that all police arent bad. How many of you that are complaining actually attended the Night Out? I went and had a great time. Great music (Parmelee)and even better information.
  • by here Location: here on Aug 3, 2011 at 06:35 AM
    Well I hope that all whom participated had a good time because that is all the taxpayers will get for there dime on this one. This will do NOTHING to the crime levels in the town! Those police officers were wasting their time. Time better served FIGHTING crime.
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      by Wondering on Aug 3, 2011 at 08:33 AM in reply to here
      How may crimes occurred while this event was taking place?
  • by sick and tired Location: greenville on Aug 3, 2011 at 06:33 AM
    I am so tired of the white people who post these racist comments on this comment section. 1st thugs don't vote. 2nd all the people who live west of Evans are not criminals. 3rd if you think that the taxes you pay is enough to keep Greenville running then you are stupid. WITN should be ashamed to even allow these hurtful comments, when a large portion of its viewing audience is black.
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      by John on Aug 3, 2011 at 07:32 AM in reply to sick and tired
      Sick and tired, maybe the white people you speak of are sick and tired of black-on-black crime and senseless shootings/murders over "turf" and other gang nonsense. I'm a black man and I'm sick of it!
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      by Anonymous on Aug 3, 2011 at 08:23 AM in reply to sick and tired
      I'm a thug and I do vote.
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        by Bloke on Aug 3, 2011 at 10:10 AM in reply to
        Define thug...
  • by Anonymous on Aug 3, 2011 at 05:22 AM
    in a recent poll 5 out of 7 thugs in greenville endorse the kandi smith plan. just like 5 out of 7 council people endorse the police department, as long as they do not offend anyone west of evans street.
  • by jerry Location: enc on Aug 3, 2011 at 04:50 AM
    Well, that should have scared the thugs right out of their shoes! Yippee, crime is over and gone, unlock your doors and open your windows. You can even walk down any street waving a handfull of cash, Yeeehaww!
  • by Gregory on Aug 3, 2011 at 02:46 AM
    What an absolute waste of time and taxpayers dollars! The police can get the crime under control - its just the answer is not politically correct. For the most part, they know who the criminals are and where the animals live. The city is willing to sacrifice the well being of law abiding citizens so they won't have the NAACP (National Association of Always Complainig People)marching in the street (all 10 of them)and demanding tho be bought off. Answer: put in a security system,buy a gun (legally, not like the thugs downtown)and learn how to use it.
  • by citizen on Aug 3, 2011 at 01:40 AM
    lets have a night in where everyone has to be in a 10 pm that will stop the crime
  • by Anonymous on Aug 2, 2011 at 09:10 PM
    sooo.... the best way to rid your city of gang shootings is to have your police force tied up by putting them in a dunking booth? wow, great plan.....
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      by It's The New Way on Aug 3, 2011 at 12:08 AM in reply to
      Liberals are so smart.
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        by Anonymous on Aug 3, 2011 at 05:09 AM in reply to It's The New Way
        Conservatives are so hateful. What have YOU done for anybody but yourself?
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          by Work on Aug 3, 2011 at 05:49 AM in reply to
          For starters I wake up every morning, 5-6 days per week, and go to work to support my wife and kids, and even help my mother out financially every month. I was raised to take care of yourself and not be dependent on anyone. My wife donates clothes and toys at least 2-3 times per year. She also buys everything possible that the kids' teachers have on their wish list. I mow 3 different yards for free because they can't afford a lawn mower or to hire someone to mow their yards. Most every Christmas my wife and her mother will buy toys for a needy family. Might as well include the pets. We also rescued 4 pets fro the animal shelter and gave them a comfortable life. Curious what have you done??
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          by Anonymous on Aug 4, 2011 at 11:27 PM in reply to
          I laugh at both extreme ends of the politcal spectrum. It's entertaining to listen to them blame each other when they are too stupid to realize that the enemy is us. Think about it.
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