Level II Incident Worries Some Neighbors

By: Alex Goldsmith Email
By: Alex Goldsmith Email

The scene last Friday night is a sadly familiar one.

Surveillance video shows a crowd of people running away from Level II night club as shots are fired outside. Although police say this is the first major incident since the club changed its name from "The Venue Live" in April, the last year and a half have been rocky for the South Lansing hot spot.

Last Friday's incident was the fourth involving a shooting since June of 2009.

Oak Park Village is right around the corner and residents there are a little worried about being so close to Level II.

"I feel like it's a good community but it is a little scary to drive home at night, to drive through that area," said Brooke Wellman, who lives in Oak Park Village.

Trina Jones and Brandon Mercer are a young couple living in the area. Jones says she's concerned about living nearby with her 3-year-old son.

"Having a son near a night club like that, it could be a problem," said Jones. "I really wouldn't want my son subjected to anything like that."

But overall, Level II isn't a major concern for the couple.

"It's not really dangerous back here," said Mercer. "I don't hear gunshots, I don't hear [the ambulances], I don't hear [anything]."

"I've actually been out there a few times myself," said Jones. "I know how it is to go out and have fun."

That doesn't mean they're looking for a decrease in violence soon.


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