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Safety Summit: A call to action in Warren after a deadly shootout


WARREN, Ohio - A call to action in Warren as business leaders and the community come together with police and city leaders after Sunday's fatal shootout on Elm Court.

It was business as usual today in downtown Warren.

But the brazen shootout that happened on Sunday in Warren's business district that left one man dead, another critically injured, and two men from Detroit charged with the crimes, has everyone talking and the downtown business community taking action.

Ken Haidaris, co-owner of the Sunrise Inn, organized the Safety Summit.

"Our downtown has had one isolated incident. We (business owners) want to tell the public we're doing something about it. We're being pro active; we're not going to let it happen again. Downtown Warren is beautiful. As you know, we do River Rock at the Amp; we get thousands of people every weekend. It's a very safe place."

Haidaris says the group wants measures taken to ensure that additional safety forces are brought in from other agencies to patrol the city, and he feels that's already happening.

Josh Nativio of All-American Cards & Comics, another downtown Warren business, says, "That kind of activity never happens downtown, ever. But having a forum like this going on at the Sunrise is very important because the community needs to feel like the administration, city council, and authorities are listening."

Traditionally, Warren's downtown has been the safest part of the city according to business owners, and despite Sunday's violence, they still feel it's safe and they plan to work with city leaders to keep it that way.

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