Memphis police provide extra security along river

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Memphis police are ramping up security following a shooting at Tom Lee Park last weekend.

Park goers like Reggie Hill refused to let anything stop them from enjoying the beautiful day, but said they did see notice a difference this weekend.

"The police van, the police camera right here, they are raising it up right now. It`s a bigger police presence than we are used to seeing down here."

Hill told WREG he is in town with his family from Olive Branch. Mississippi. He said seeing police around the park does bring some peace.

"What are they missing? Drones. I think that is the only thing they are missing."

"You want to be safe. You don`t want to get hit with a bullet that's half a mile down. That`s unfortunate what happened to the lady last week," he added.

Last week, the park was closed after two men exchanged gunfire. Those shots sent one of the suspects and an innocent bystander on the opposite end of the park to the hospital. Both victim`s survived.

Gary said he was caught up in last Sunday`s chaos here at the park, but he`s glad to see kites are still flying this weekend as the show goes on.

"One monkey don`t stop no show. One person mess up other people come back out here and clean it up."