TIAM Weekend: Delmar Loop Shooting

If you have not heard his reports on air, KMOX reporter Michael Calhoun was at the Delmar Loop on Saturday night where a brawl involving hundreds of teenagers broke out, and then a shooting took place while reporting on the first disturbance.  Michael quickly describes what took place from what he learned and saw.  Then, in response to what happened, Mayor Francis Slay’s Chief of Staff Jeff Rainford joins Brian Kelly & Maria Keena to discuss what will happen to ensure the safety on the very popular St. Louis street.

For more response to the brawl and shooting that took place on Saturday night in the Delmar Loop, Brian & Maria talk with Alderwoman Lyda Krewson of the 28th Ward, also known as the St. Louis side of the Loop area. Is there enough police presence in the area?

The Blues did lose 5-2 to the Columbus Blue Jackets on Saturday night, but officially won the NHL Central Division championship.  Wrapping up the regular season and getting close to the NHL playoffs, Brian & Maria get the brief thoughts of FOX Sports Midwest color analyst Darren Pang.

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  • Urban Safety Solutions

    It’s unfortunate that indiscriminate shootings and random acts of violence are so prevalent in the our urban community. Curious if the recently installed loop surveillance cameras are working to help identify suspects? http://www.urbansafetysolutions.com/

  • soulard andy

    Rainford keeps saying that this isn’t a big deal & they fixed the problem last year, his answer is to be proactive, however they knew about increased problems in the loop for a couple months now and it was even brought up during a previous police strategy session and mentioned in the CBS story by rainfords own admission, my question is this: why isn’t it STILL working?

  • Smithjones

    Oh GEEE a new term ” Hot Spot Policing” What a joke i say get rid of Rainford and hire more cops and let Francis answer the questions he should be answering to beigin with. DO your Job Franny.

  • Ed Golterman

    These are not random acts, they are planned. Suggest using the $30 million
    earmarked for trolley-on-rails, put the trolley on rubber tires, use the $30 million for public safety.

  • George Z.

    Yeah Ed, I think that is a great idea! Let’s not make these mutts any more mobile than already are. Keep them in U-City. 200+ kids, that’s crazy. These “innocent children” as they call them in Florida, need to STAY home and eat their skittles.

    Just goes to show how many issues there is in that area. You can keep the Loop.

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