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After triple murder, council to discuss security

2 years 10 months 3 weeks ago April 04, 2014 Apr 4, 2014 Friday, April 04 2014 April 04, 2014 9:56 PM in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Trey Schmaltz

BAKER- More than a week after a triple murder left three teens dead and a fourth hospitalized, city leaders will talk about violence and ways to curb it.

Next Tuesday, the Baker City Council will discuss various items at its regular meeting. Two will be spearheaded by Councilwoman Joyce Burges.

First, Burges wants to discuss PAVE, Parents Against Violence Exposure. It's listed under the recognition portion of the meeting.

Then, Burges will ask the council to address security requirements at private events.

The teens died in gunfire inside the Baker Civic Club, which was packed with teenagers and college-aged kids celebrating someone's birthday last Friday night. Police said after a fight, another teen opened fire.

The police chief said he was concerned about the party before the violence even began. Mike Knaps told WBRZ News 2 after the shooting, he had officers patrolling the area during the party and even suggested ending the party early.

Organizers believed their hired security details was enough, even though one was arrested for firing a weapon illegally in the chaos that followed the shooting.

In another WBRZ News 2 report outlining the events of the murder, another councilman suggested the city should consider a curfew for teenagers until things settle down.

The meeting begins at 6 p.m.
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