Neighbors React to Shooting

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MEDFORD, Ore. — On Monday, Cherry Street residents are reacting to yesterday’s shooting.

Medford police says Medford’s west side does have a higher crime rate than other parts of the city. From the first of the year to now, there have been a total of 89 emergency calls made in correlation to incidents on Cherry Street.

Some residents say there is the occasional case of petty theft, and at night strangers do tend to walk down the street, but several people who live in the area said this latest act of violence is not making them rethink their safety.

“I mean it could happen anywhere, it’s the type of thing you see on national news all the time, I mean you never think it could happen in front of your own house, but it could happen anywhere,” said Roger Hulseman who lives on the street.>

Area residents said for the most part the area is calm and quiet.