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Cincinnati residents on edge as gun violence increases

(PHOTO: FOX19 NOW/ Frankie Jupiter) (PHOTO: FOX19 NOW/ Frankie Jupiter)

Communities all across Cincinnati are on edge as gun violence increases.

“I feel upset about it, but it's just life. It just goes on by the day by the day,” said resident Shammon Richard.

Cincinnati Police continue to respond to shots fired calls, crews were called to three reported shooting on Monday alone. Many have grown accustomed to the gunfire.

“When we first moved here it was more the reaction of get down, get in the closet, now it's, they're shooting again,” said a resident who didn't want to be identified.

Shots rang out in the 3600 block of Irving. Bullets were found on the ground but not the victim. The unidentified resident says her daughter's playtime in the neighborhood this summer is being cut short.

For some they would like police to be a little more proactive on the streets. That means also responding to altercations that are reported.

"I would say that if it was up to me. The police could crack down a little harder," said the anonymous resident.

There are some who feel police won't help.

“Everybody know the police are not going to solve anything, you got to go solve it for yourself,” said a resident who was in Winton Hills on Monday.

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