Dozens come out for Queensborough neighborhood meeting

Tuesday, June 12, 2012 - 9:34am

People in Shreveport's Queensborough neighborhood are speaking out against the increase in violence in their community. That includes a shooting which left a 3-year-old girl in the hospital with serious injuries. In response, Commissioner Joyce Bowman held an informational meeting Monday night at Willis Knighton Community Center with elected and law enforcement officials. Dozens of residents came out to discuss ways to keep their community safer.

Bowman, who has been vocal about her disgust with the recent shootings, said Monday's meeting was just the beginning of a series of community events aimed at crafting solutions. "How many of you are just fed up with what's going on in our area?" she asked the crowd, to a show of hands. "I know you are, because certainly, I haven't shied away from saying just how disgusted I am with it," she said.

Shreveport Police Chief Willie Shaw also attended the meeting, telling residents that law enforcement officals are working to keep the area safe, but need more information from local people to address crimes that could be prevented. The community's next meeting is slated for June 25

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