LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — A recent spike in violent crimes in South Los Angeles has the LAPD on high alert.

There have been six shootings in two days, including one Tuesday morning involving a 13-year-old girl struck by a stray bullet at a bus stop.

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After hearing that gang-related assaults are up 25 percent since the beginning of the year, some residents say they welcome heightened police presence.

“I feel a lot better now. I don’t know if it’s growing up and getting used to it. … But [it’s] not like before, like in the ’90s,” resident Alex Solis said. “I’m still happy to be here and be part of the community.”

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“I’m happy. They’re doing the work,” another man added.

LAPD’s modified tactical alert, which resulted in additional uniformed officers on the streets, was lifted Tuesday evening.

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A spokesperson for the department said it could be put back in place at any time.