Peoria Police step up presence following shooting deaths
“So those folks that are living in those communities that are probably a little more fearful than normal, you will be seeing a more uniformed police officers on your streets,” Settingsgaard says.
Settingsgaard says the mid-September spike in shootings was not because of street violence. He says the victims were specifically targeted. Settingsgaard also says there’s a higher risk of becoming a victim of violent crime depending on a person’s associations.