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Dec 5, 2013 12:18 AM

Police Offer Safety Tips to Residents at Town Hall Meeting

CORPUS CHRISTI - Two Southside shootings in just the past couple weeks prompted police to meet with neighbors in the area.

Dozens of people turned out for the town hall meeting Wednesday night at the Corpus Christi Country Club.

Police officers provided holiday safety tips and residents shared some of their concerns with the police.

Captain John Houston spoke to those in attendance, saying police have a lot of ground to cover across the city.

He says officers have recently responded to 54 stolen cars and 120 preventable crimes.

Capt. Houston says some of those crimes could be stopped by neighbors keeping a close eye and calling police when they spot something out of the ordinary.

Police called the meeting after a deadly shooting on Greenbriar Drive on Monday. A suspected burglar died when a homeowner shot him in self-defense.

Just a few weeks ago, on nearby Lariat Street, police responded to a shooting after a man reportedly showed up to buy something. Once he arrived, police say he pulled out a gun and started shooting, instead of paying for the item.

Officers say, with the holiday shopping season in full swing, it's a peak time for crime.

So you're urged to always keep your valuables out of sight, whether they're in your car or your home.

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