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Man shot on Venable Street

From WRIC:

A man suffered non-life threatening shooting wounds after he was involved in a dispute Thursday night. Police said the man was shot in the 2400 block of Veneable Street sometime before 6:45 p.m.

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9 comments

UH resident 12/14/2017 at 1:01 PM

That sucks. That said, Venable at 24th and Burton St. is pretty much an open air drug market. I hear a lot of shots coming from that area. What is it going to take for the police to do something about these issues?

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Emily Klinedinst 12/14/2017 at 2:49 PM

Oh how awful.

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TR 12/14/2017 at 5:05 PM

Pretty sure that’s about 2 blocks from the police station. Hoping the response time was decent.

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Dubois2 12/14/2017 at 11:06 PM

UH:
My 2 cents:
It will take some people calling them hundreds of times, visiting with and getting to know the sector lieutenant, taking pictures of cars, people and license plates, and adding names to the faces and presenting it to the police. It will also probably take someone willing to look up the owners of the houses that support the heroin-cocaine-kids-guns-prostitution economy and confronting, or buying them out.
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And lastly and most importantly it will take people who can and do tell buyers and sellers ‘not in front of my house’ and mean it. Which can be a tall order, and dangerous, depending on how deep the market is.

At least, that’s what we did after we’d seen one too many shooting. And our drug market is down to about 10% of what it was. It took about 5 years.

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mary 12/15/2017 at 12:13 PM

#4 – Spot on: calling, calling, calling…

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Martha McConnell Looney 12/15/2017 at 9:01 PM

Then shot on 4th st, right.

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