Salisbury community bands together to stop crime

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SALISBURY, N.C. - Neighbors in Salisbury took a major step Wednesday night to stop crime to discuss their community at a meeting.

This after someone fired nine shots into a home Tuesday night.

Homeowners said violence has been on the rise in the West End and all over the area.

They said it's their responsibility to ban together to end it, not the city's and not the police's, even though officers increased patrols and plan to open a substation.

“We don't need a substation," said Kenneth Hardin, community organizer. “But no one in the community wasasked if it's a viable option. So what we hope the city takes away is that we have to be involved in the process as well.”

Organizers of the community meeting asked residents to fill out a survey.
 
They plan to take the top three items that show up as priorities to the city to start working with the city on solutions.
 
City officials were invited to attend the meeting.