Seven year old is shot and neighbor’s are concerned about the violence


A-seven-year-old boy is in the hospital after being shot in Shreveport’s Queensborough neighborhood.

Police don’t know if the child was shot on accident or if it was a possible drive-by. But neighbors say they are concerned about violence in the area.

Sunday afternoon a seven year old boy was shot once in the neck, making it the fourth child shot in Shreveport this year.

A neighbor who wants to be called Jeff says,”I don’t know what the world is coming to, to many senseless killings.”

It happened just a few blocks from Fair Park Middle School on Jackson street.

Patric Franklin who lives in the neighborhood says, “It’s alarming anytime you see something like that happen to a child, you know, and it was shocking that it was a child.”

One neighbor says the shooting hit close to home.

“Cause I got grandkids, and he was along with my two younger grandkids seven years old, that’s the first thing that popped in my mind, now suppose that was one of my grandkids,” said Jeff.

Jeff has lived in the neighborhood for 45 years  and says it has taken a turn for the worse.

“Real bad because it was real nice, clean, everybody keep their yards cut, kept it up, but now you walk through Queensborough and it’s bad.”

Others say the crime is at an all time high.

 Franklin says, “After a while it won’t be nothing but old people and children around here. Cause everybody around here killing up each other.”

Patric Franklin says he has seen the violence first hand.

“I got three brothers that’s dead and gone, that was murdered, that was killed, and I was like to have gotten murdered and killed myself. Through God will i’m still here.”

Neighbors say they didn’t hear any gun shots. If you have any information, call Crimestoppers.

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