GoFundMe set up to help with Broad Ripple safety measures

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INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – A GoFundMe page has been set up by the Broad Ripple Village Association in an effort to help keep the neighborhood safe.

The association wants to increase safety measures at the popular strip of bars on the city’s north side. This comes after a shooting left seven people injured there last weekend. Some of the safety measures the BRVA is aiming for include additional lighting and security cameras.

Broad Ripple (@Broad_Ripple) tweeted the following on Saturday:

We’re raising $ for high impact, quickly implementable safety improvement projects! Click to donate.

The GoFundMe page says:

Are you ready to take back our Village? In addition to advocating for increased city resources to combat violence and crime in our Village, the BRVA is also working to enact high impact improvement projects that will improve the environment and restore safety faster. Funds raised will go towards additional security resources, lighting on the Avenue, common area maintenance and additional security cameras. We have community partners who have offered matching funds to leverage individual donations. Please donate to the BRVA and make these quickly implementable safety improvements a reality in Broad Ripple Village!

The Department of Homeland Security’s Indianapolis Division has also set up two mobile surveillance cameras in the area. One was set up where Westfield Boulevard meets College Avenue. Another was placed at the intersection of Broad Ripple Avenue and Winthrop Avenue.

Another safety measure that’s being taken after the recent violence includes shutting down Broad Ripple Avenue on weekend nights in an effort to make the area safer.

The section that is closed off stretches from College Avenue to Guilford Avenue. Only police vehicles and taxis are allowed on the road.from midnight to 4 a.m.

Click here for more information or to donate to the cause.

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