Cameras in high crime areas


Cameras could be used to cut down on crime

DANVILLE, Ill. (WCIA)– Police are investigating two more shootings. People who live there are wondering when the violence will stop.

Police say a 31-year-old man was shot in the leg near North Walnut and West Voorhees Tuesday night. A few hours later a 29-year-old man was shot at by someone in a car near Fairchild and Harmon Streets.

An alderman said the city and police are discussing putting up surveillance cameras. They want to put them in high crime areas like the 1100 block of Harmon Street and also the 1300 block of Walnut Street. The police department got a grant for 75,000 dollars. They are discussing using the money to buy and install the cameras.

A woman who has lived in her neighborhood for about 50 years says things have changed a lot since she’s been there and safety is definitely a concern. The adlermen say the cameras cost around 200 dollars each and there would also be a monthly fee.

They’re hoping to get support from neighbors to help sponsor once the grant runs out. Police say they are still working out the details, so things are still in the early stages. The city aldermen say for this reason it’s too early to say when this plan might be implemented.

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