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Shooting 'not normal for Montgomery' : Editorials : Oswego Ledger-Sentinel : Hometown Newspaper for Oswego and Montgomery, Illinois
Shooting 'not normal for Montgomery'

The Feb. 11 drive-by shooting in Montgomery's normally quiet Lakewood Creek West Subdivision on the village's far west side certainly surprised neighborhood and area residents. As Deputy Village Police Chief Armando Sanders said, "This incident is not normal for Montgomery."

Sanders made his comment during a special Neighborhood Watch crime prevention meeting held at the village police station last Wednesday evening. The meeting was conducted before a standing room crowd in the police station's training room.

Village police and officials scheduled the meeting to provide residents with accurate information on the incident and to solicit their continued support in the police department's crime prevention efforts.

During the meeting, Police Chief Daniel Meyers explained the police response to the shooting and updated residents on the continuing investigation. Meyers also answered many questions from residents concerned for their own safety and the safety of their many children who live in the subdivision.

We were pleased to see the large turnout of Lakewood Creek West and other village residents and their obvious desire to assist police in keeping an eye out for potential criminal activity. If incidents like the Feb. 11 incident are to be prevented in the future in the village, it will require continued vigilance of residents in every neighborhood.

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