Pittsburgh, neighborhood working to resolve pandemic wave of violence at Nationwide Night time Out – WPXI

PITTSBURGH – “It has become a source of great concern for many people and a real disturbance for many people,” said Robert Cavalier of the city’s South Side.

Tuesday was the National Night Out, a time when police and community members across Pittsburgh are working to find a solution to the rise in violence in the pandemic.

On the south side of the city, a triple shootout two weeks ago and another on the weekend worried neighbors and the city is introducing new traffic patterns. Neighbors said the violence begins on East Carson Street and then seeps into the surrounding neighborhood.

“This is where the problematic behavior arises – urination, fist fights, broken car mirrors and all that,” said Councilor Bruce Kraus.

Public safety officials said the new restrictions will come back into effect this weekend to allow first responders to get where they need to in an emergency. Other changes are also coming.

“We’re going to add some extra cameras and lighting,” said director Wendell Hissrich.

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