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Metro Police saturating downtown after weekend shooting

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Keep your head on a swivel.

That's the advice of people who work in downtown Savannah.

"I've had four bikes stolen in four years of being here," pediacab driver Lee Silverstein said. "I've had my car stolen. I've been jumped randomly, just on my bike."

Danyell Wright works on Broughton Street. She's taking her safety into her own hands, literally, with a cell phone case that's also a pair of brass knuckles. She wears them walking to and from her car.

"You find the safest routes and you just keep your eyes open," Wright said.

Savannah-Chatham Metro Police reported downtown crime down as of Feb. 15, their latest statistics.

Police know stats aren't everything, especially after last weekend.

"If someone doesn't feel safe it's our job to make them feel safe," said Sgt. Chris Hinson. "And the best way we know how is to put more officers on the street."

This weekend, Metro will have more than a dozen officers on the street weekend nights, targeting the entertainment district and areas where violent crimes recently have been reported.

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