Violent crime in Downey

Dear Editor:According to media reports, two young men were shot and stabbed to death early Sunday morning at George's Restaurant and Bar on Florence Avenue near Tweedy Lane.

Tragically, these murders are just the latest to occur at a Downey restaurant and bar this year. Recently, another young man was shot to death at Gloria's Mexican restaurant further west on Florence Avenue.

Downey robbery and homicide detectives are investigating both murders. The suspects in the Gloria's murder are still outstanding. Hopefully police will solve both cases soon.

Troubling times in Downey. Murder and robbery rates are up so far this year and it's only March. Fear of violent street crimes throughout Downey keep me and my wife in the safety of our home at night.

So much for the evening social scene Downey officials and entrepreneurs are trying to develop downtown and in other parts of the city, such as the planned Tierra Luna project in southeast Downey. Brian Heyman Downey

********** Published: March 21, 2013 - Volume 11 - Issue 49