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Club promoters, owners working to find solution to recent nightlife violence

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Dozens  of night clubs owners and party promoters are trying to figure out what can be done about violence near bars and clubs. (Credit: KMOV) Dozens of night clubs owners and party promoters are trying to figure out what can be done about violence near bars and clubs. (Credit: KMOV)
ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV.com) -

Dozens of night club owners and party promoters are trying to figure out what can be done about the violence near bars and clubs. 

They say shootings and violence have seemed to make their way into St. Louis' night life and they want it to stop.

Last week a group of about 80 of them met to figure out a way to make people feel safe near their venues.

“As far as us coming together, it's a great thing because it gives us a chance to see how can we not stop it, but prevent things from happening,” said DJ Tab, a local DJ. “The main thing we talked about was security inside and outside.”

DJ Tab mentioned the shortage of city police officers.

News4 checked and the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department is more than 100 officers short of being fully staffed.

In January, the deadly double shooting outside ShiSha Lounge in The Grove killed 27-year-old Ollie Coleman

Mood Lounge downtown also dealt with violence. In a matter of weeks, two triple shootings happened outside the club.

Last and most recent, the deadly shooting at Ballpark Village.

DJ Tab says the sad reality is that violence can happen anywhere, from people walking outside their home to driving on the highway or even outside nightclubs. He says no one and no place is safe nowadays.

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