By Anne Allred
ST. LOUIS (KSDK) - As police look for a suspect linked to a crime spree in south city Monday night, residents say rampant crime in their neighborhood is nothing new.
Evelyn Alsup has lived in the 3700 block of Nebraska for 43 years and says she hears gun shots either every night or every other night.
"I'm almost afraid to work in the backyard and I like to work in the yard," Alsup said.
The recent crimes happened less than 48 hours before a city-wide urban crime summit led by Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster. The summit is open to the public.
But, some in the south city aren't hopeful the summit will produce results.
"It's a waste of time. It don't do nothing unless the cops actually stop and get out of their cars and do something. What's talking about it going to do," said Nebraska Street resident, Roger King.