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ANTELOPE --

A shooting in a busy plaza in Antelope on August 1 prompted a mother of one to take action to prevent crime in that area.

Caitlin Caldie created a petition online to demand change at the Walerga Marketplace and she's not alone. The petition has garnered hundreds of signatures in hopes of getting multiple requests granted.

The petition is asking for bright lights installed throughout the parking lot, full-time coverage by a security officer, improved security camera systems with 24/7 monitoring, a 30-day minimum data retention, complete surface area and parking lot coverage and an employed parking lot litter maintenance scheduled a minimum of two days a week.

"Criminals have come here and put our safety at risk," Caldie said.

Caldie is calling on the owners of the center located on the corner of Elverta and Walerga roads to implement these changes.

Calls from FOX40 to multiple owners were met with no response.

However, Sacramento County Supervisor Roberta MacGlashan is paying attention.

Her office told FOX40 in a statement: "Supervisor MacGlashan will contact the property owners of this shopping center herself and ask that they collaborate with local residents in addressing their concerns."

A crime map from the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department shows nine incidents occurred between July and August including an assault with a deadly weapon near the shopping center.

Caldie said she plans on keeping the efforts to clean up the area going and is hoping to get 1,000 signatures on the petition which is linked below.