COLUMBUS, Ohio (WSYX) — Morning walkers along High Street may have noticed new safety and security measures early Friday morning.
ABC 6's Mike McCarthy reported that additional lights and street cameras already have been installed in the Short North.
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Gun violence has marred each of the last two weekends in one of Columbus' most popular nightlife districts.
Ten people were shot in separate incidents early on May 6, and a 21-year-old man was shot dead on the morning of May 14.
To prevent further violence, Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther and other city leaders on Thursday announced a curfew ahead of this weekend, urging bars and restaurants to close at midnight.
"Momma used to say nothing good happens after midnight," Ginther said at Thursday's announcement.
Added City Attorney Zach Klein: "We're not messing around."
Ginther said bars and restaurants -- and food trucks, too -- who don't comply with the curfew will receive the full attention of local law enforcement.