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Blue Ash residents meet with police after shootout

Gary and Janet Noland are just a few steps away from where Sunday's shootout happened and down the street from where community members are meet with police on safety concerns. (FOX19 NOW Photo/Frankie Jupiter) Gary and Janet Noland are just a few steps away from where Sunday's shootout happened and down the street from where community members are meet with police on safety concerns. (FOX19 NOW Photo/Frankie Jupiter)
There was standing room only inside of The Hazelwood Community Center as citizen pressed for answers on the investigation. (FOX19 NOW Photo/Frankie Jupiter) There was standing room only inside of The Hazelwood Community Center as citizen pressed for answers on the investigation. (FOX19 NOW Photo/Frankie Jupiter)
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BLUE ASH, OH (FOX19) -

Some concerned Blue Ash residents in the neighborhood of Hazelwood gathered at a community meeting to discuss safety concerns with police. Many are on edge after Sunday’s shootout.

Gary and Janet Noland have lived in their home in Hazelwood for 15 years. They're just a few steps away from where Sunday's shootout happened and down the street from where community members are meet with police on safety concerns.

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"Very concerned, everybody is, to have bullets flying in this neighborhood. It's something that we never expected,” Gary said.

Sunday is a time the Noland’s could have been out for a walk or bike ride. Even though there's extra police presence since the shooting, there's another presences missing.

"Normally the kids are out and they are playing in the snow, riding their bikes, stuff like that. Everybody is kind of staying indoors,” Janet said.

There was standing room only inside of The Hazelwood Community Center as citizen pressed for answers on the investigation.

"It's frustrating for us, we know it's frustrating for you. But we want you to trust us and know that we are taking everything into account,” said
Chief Paul Hartinger.

Blue Ash police assured residents that they are working hard on the case, but also urge them to call if they see anything out of the ordinary. 

"It won't happen again, I bet it won't. If you're a crook out there paying attention. Remember Blue Ash is on the watch here and so are the neighbors,” said resident Ted Francis.

Blue Ash Police say they will continue to have around the clock extra patrol until the weekend.

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