STOCKTON (CBS13) — A day after a deadly drive-by shooting left three people dead and four others injured, Stockton is examining how it can handle a crime-prone area.

New Stockton Vice Mayor Christina Fugazi knows the problems in the Midtown neighborhood first hand. She lives just two blocks away.

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“There have been people who loiter, drugs, gambling, that type of activity that’s happened in this neighborhood,” she said.

Police are searching for suspects in Tuesday’s drive-by shooting that left three people dead.

Fugazi says while she knows it’s not easy, she is hitting the ground running with the Midtown Neighborhood Association, to start targeting businesses and areas that allow loitering.

“There are several markets that allow this type of activity to happen, and as a city we need to make sure this isn’t allowed,” she said.

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She also hopes to speed up hiring police officers for positions created by a recent tax measure.

“Just think of the impact if we had 40 more officers that could routinely come by here,” she said.

And she’s getting creative, working with the city’s bus system to move and be strategic about bus stop locations.

“Police pull up and they say to somebody you need to move along, but they say, ‘oh, I’m waiting to catch the bus.’”

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Staff inside the market where the shooting happened didn’t want to speak to CBS13.