Harter Heights neighborhood holds meeting in hopes of curbing violence

South Bend, Ind. People living close to Notre Dame in South Bend's Harter Heights neighborhood say they want violent crime in the area to stop.

They met at the Robinson Center to talk about how residents can play a role in crime prevention.

Several neighbors are concerned about recent incidents where students were robbed at gunpoint and shots were fired near Brother's bar. The bar is working to make improvements.

Common Council member Fred Ferlic says, “As you walk in there there might be a smiley face and the camera will be taking your picture. Well gang people don't like to have their picture taken and in fact they've volunteered to give to the city to increase the lighting around two to three blocks around Brothers.”

They plan to work with police, city leaders and the realtor in charge of Eddy Street Commons to improve safety in the area.

They're looking into resident-only parking during certain nighttime hours and increased lighting to help curb crime.

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