DENVER -- Montbello neighbors say gang violence is plaguing their community and are now calling on police to do something about it.
The neighborhood is located off Maxwell Place and Sable Street, across the street from the Denver Center for International Studies at Ford Elementary.
"There's so many kids around this neighborhood, it's not safe for anybody to be out," said one woman who was too afraid to show her face but wanted to tell her story.
She told Denver7 neighbors hear gunshots almost every day and are afraid to let their kids play outside.
"Anytime there can be a drive-by, they've been doing walk-by shootings," the woman said.
The woman said in the last few months the Montbello neighborhood has gone from quiet to violent.
"We felt safe, I would feel comfortable with my kids playing outside. It increased to where we just don't hear gunshots at night, we're hearing them during the day as early as nine in the morning," she said.
The woman said the stop sign at the end of their block, with bullet holes through a gang sign, symbolizes everything neighbors want to stop.
"Numbers on [the stop sign] there [show] where one of incidents that they were shooting at occurred," the woman said.
"We have identified an increase in gang activity in the area and we're responding to it," said Technician John White a spokesperson with Denver Police.