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LOUISVILLE, KY. (WDRB-TV)--It has been a violent summer in Metro Louisville. But Metro Police are hoping a celebration will cap some of the crime. It is all part of the annual National Night Out Campaign. Police across Kentuckiana are using the event to raise awareness about criminal activity.
It's something both police and neighbors believe is needed. Especially after the last few months. "They was like in a movie...or a nightmare," says Maetta Broadus, who lives in west Louisville.
Broadus is replaying the shocking events from May 17th of this years. "I think I was more in shock than I was excited about oh, something's happening; it was unbelievable."
Broadus was near 32nd and Greenwood when shots were fired and a woman was killed in the middle of a police homicide investigation.
And just when we thought it couldn't get any worse, it happened again. This time onboard a TARC bus. Last month, a 17 year old was gunned in front of other passengers in broad daylight.
Broadus says,"That's not ordinary; it just don't happen everyday."
It is that kind of brazen violence that police are hoping to curb with events like the annual Night Out Celebration.
"When the police department can partner with community members, it absolutely reduces crime," says Major Kimberly Kraeszig, with LMPD's 4th Division.
And that's what National Night Out is all about, a partnership between police and the community...and that's why the signs are posted in lights and print. The goal is to remind everyone to join the celebration.
Major Kraeszig says,"It's a time to come together to strengthen that partnership and just to say I am going to shut crime out."
The tents and tables are up and police and neighbors have shirts and vests.
"I think that anything that contributes to nonviolence is worth the effort," says Broadus.
And that's why Broadus plans to plans to join her community's celebration.
She says,"Because if we stand around and do nothing with our arms crossed, we're just as guilty as the person pulling the trigger."