City residents speak out about hot spot policing

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ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – Residents who live in the 5th Ward say they are happy St. Louis Police kicked off a "Hot Spot" policing initiative in their neighborhood. They say they hear gunfire nearly every night and it often ends with someone losing their life. One mother says the community is so dangerous; she can't let her young children play outside. A window in her car was recently shot out in front of their home. Turning the neighborhood around is a big job. One resident say’s police can't do it alone. They hope everyone will get involved to make the community as safe and secure as possible.

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