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EPD stepping it up in south side neighborhood

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Evansville police say they are beginning a "directed patrol" program in a south side neighborhood to help end recent violence. 

EPD says the program is directed around the area of Covert and Kentucky. The steps are being taken because police have responded to numerous calls for shots fired in the 1000 block of Covert in recent months.

That includes the response early Sunday morning. In the most recent case, someone fired approximately 15 bullets at an occupied home. No one in the house was injured.

Police say they do not believe the attack was random and believe one of the occupants was the intended target. That person, who is a known gang member, was not cooperative with the investigators.

In an effort to improve neighborhoods throughout the city, EPD is encouraging residents to be active in their neighborhood associations and to work with police to address neighborhood concerns.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call EPD at 812-436-7979 or the WeTip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME.

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