Plaza goers see spike in violence

Posted at 10:52 PM, Oct 16, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-17 00:35:05-04

Following a Saturday night double shooting at a busy Country Club Plaza intersection, patrons and workers are reacting.

"It's become a little bit more violent," said Plaza patron Jaylene Hunter. "Being a parent myself I feel like [teens] just really need to be watched or be home at a certain time."

A woman who has worked retail on the Plaza for multiple years said she is scared when going home at night because she takes the bus.  She and others that 41 Action News talked with, like Antonio Taylor, say the Plaza used to be safe.

"When I was young we never had any problem," said Taylor, who chooses Zona Rosa shopping over the Plaza most outings. "You gotta watch your back. I just don't feel too much safe being down here."

Taylor believes a permanent curfew isn't as strong of a solution as better parenting.

"Parents need to be with their kids. Spend more time with their kids and if they want to come down here, come down here with them. Watch them. Watch what they're doing instead of letting them loose."




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