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Police amp up patrols after shooting near college campus

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SAGINAW COUNTY, MI (WNEM) -

Just days after a shooting played out during a massive apartment party near a local university, police and apartment management are working together to prevent the same thing from happening again.

Five people were injured in the shooting at Campus Village Apartments near Saginaw Valley State University early Sunday.

"I'm really anxious. I haven't really slept at all," said Gabrielle Cameron, student.

Cameron was just feet away from where shots were fired into a crowd during a party Saturday night.

"Everyone started panicking and that's when I knew something was really wrong. We ran back here and I heard 10 shots. There was a lot of adrenaline," Cameron said.

An unknown gunman shot five people at a large party at the Campus Village Apartments. All of the victims are recovering and police and management are working together to make sure nothing like this happens again.

"We had an anomaly happen Sunday morning and we don't want that to happen again," Saginaw Sheriff Bill Federspiel said.

Federspiel said to expect one or two deputies patrolling the complex at night. The state police also have added the area to their normal patrol route.

"We have identified some weak spots and we will straighten them per recommendations from many people. So we are enhancing what we already had in place," said John Leuenberger, owner of Campus Village.

He said five security officers were on scene the night of the shooting. Although he won't go into detail how, he said his team will work to prevent such large parties.

The extra patrols may subdue some of the parties in the complex and take away some college fun, but students said safety is more important than fun.

As for Cameron, she's glad to see the extra police presence, but she's not sure she can feel safe there again.

"I kind of feel like my safety was taken away from me a little bit. But I know they're doing what they can to keep us safe," Cameron said.

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