Parents on edge, after gun violence in Shreveport injures several children.
three shootings, three on-going investigations, three children injured, all in the month of January.
Marcus Hines, public information officer for Shreveport Police department says, “It’s never just a good combination, bullets and babies just don’t mix.”
On January ninth, seven-year-old Alaysia Henderson was shot in the leg inside her home by a teenager.
Two weeks later, her 12-year- old sister was shot in the arm while sleeping inside the same home.
A day later, a 12-year-old boy was shot inside his parents’ apartment while sitting on the couch, by someone playing with a gun outside.
“Police have learned some details associated with each one of them.”
The three children will heal, but the shootings will leave long-lasting implications.
Sandi Davis, family counselor says,”just the fear of something traumatic happening again.”
A fear they probably will carry for the rest of their lives
So, how do they evolve from that?
“Not all kids are going to show the signs of trauma like we think that they might, so sometimes it’s just being patient and being attentive to those kids, be available for them.”
Licensed professional counselor, Sandi Davis, says in the midst of a traumatic event it’s important parents don’t change the way they’ve always done things ..to continue their normal routine.
“But I think kids need to feel as though their parents are going to be strong and be consistent with them.”