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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