I live and work downtown. The Warehouse District is our entertainment district with clubs, bars, restaurants, adult establishments, theaters, Target Field, Target Center, etc. The police is doing their best to have a very strong presence, patrolling, parking cruisers outside problematic establishments, monitoring crowds on cameras, etc. But, even with police readiness in the area during bar/club activity, they not able to "prevent" these shootings. Police could not have been more than a block or two away from these incidents. Heck, the police precinct is only one block away from one of these shootings last night.
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