2 Shootings In Eastport Spark Discussion About Public Housing Gun Violence
ANNAPOLIS, MD - Annapolis leaders will discuss their crime-fighting plan in Eastport, where public housing communities have seen recent shootings.
The meeting is scheduled for Thursday at 5 p.m. in the Harbour House Community Center, located at 1014 President Street. All are welcome to attend.
The Eastport Civic Association said topics will include:
- Crime at Eastport Terrace and Harbour House
- Updates on city-owned cameras on Madison/President Streets
- Annapolis Police Department recruitment plan
- Potential approaches such as hiring third-party security, juvenile curfews, traffic rerouting, etc.
- The city’s “No Harm” program for preventing violence
- Eastport Terrace and Harbour House drug prevention programming/outreach
The discussion will be hosted by Ward 8 Alderman Ross Arnett and Ward 6 Alderman DaJuan Gay.
"The meeting comes on the heels of troubling reports of gun violence in Eastport this summer, most recently when a 52-year-old woman was shot walking into her apartment building on Sunday evening, September 24," the Eastport Civic Association said in a Monday newsletter, citing The Capital. "The woman was transferred to an area hospital and was reported to be in stable condition. The article noted that the gunshot victim was not the intended target of the shooting."
The Eastport Civic Association also pointed to another September shooting as a reason for concern.
"Two weeks earlier, on the afternoon of Sept. 11, a 40-year-old man was shot three times in the 900 block of President Street and Park Avenue in Eastport," the Civic Asociation said. "His injuries, which were not life-threatening, involved wounds to the shoulder, elbow, and ankle, The Capital reported."
Both shootings happened in or near the Harbour House and Eastport Terrace public housing communities.
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