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"It was very shocking and very upsetting and everything because we didn't know to what capacity this trouble was," says Jones.
Jones says the shooting near Stockell is just the latest in a series of problems for her East Nashville neighborhood.
"Just this week, we've been hearing constantly shots and helicopters," says Jones. "You don't want to stick your nose out the door or anything."
Jones isn't the only one who had noticed the need for extra police patrols. The East Precinct Flex Unit was also focusing on crime in the area.
"We were in that area today because we, in the past few days, have had a lot of crime in that area, so as a Sgt., I direct them," says Metro Police Department Sgt. Mikell Wiggs. "I told them this morning we are in 21/23 zone."
It's why Flex Officer Faye Denson was in the area when a fellow officer called for backup with an armed suspect. Fhonda Jones says she'd like to help some of the young people in her community, but for now it's a job for police. Metro Flex Officers have been around since 1998. There are Flex units in each precinct except Central. They use other specialized patrols like bike officers.
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Storms from Okla. weakening as they move to Tenn.
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- The storm system that brought devastation to central Oklahoma is expected to weaken before moving into Tennessee.
The National Weather Service included the western half of Tennessee in an area that has a slight risk of severe thunderstorms through Wednesday morning.
Meteorologist Brittney Coleman with the NWS office in Nashville said high wind and hail are the major threats with the storm system. The probability of severe storms is most likely from the Mississippi River to Interstate 65.
NWS forecaster John Sirmon in the Memphis office said rain falling Tuesday morning in West Tennessee will help ensure the approaching heavier line of thunderstorms doesn't run into unstable air. The line is expected to move across the Mississippi River between 3 p.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday.
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WASHINGTON (AP) -- George Washington University students will soon be walking all over the White House and the Capitol, too.