Violence up on Crowley's streets

CROWLEY – A trend is starting to emerge in Crowley and residents are rightfully worried.

Thursday night, two more Crowley residents were injured in a shooting.

The shooting marked the fifth since September. Two have been killed in the string of shootings, and Crowley Police are trying to determine if they are connected or what the cause of this latest shooting was.

“We have not established a motive for last night (Thursday),” said Crowley Police Chief K.P. Gibson. “Is there a possibility that these shootings could be related? By all means, we are not excluding anything at this point.”

Both of the injured, whose identities have not been released, are recovering in a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The most recent shooting in Crowley occurred Thursday just after 7 p.m. on the 700 block of West Second Street (Highway 90). The shooting was near the intersection of West Second Street (Hwy. 90) and North Avenue A.

Multiple shots were fired.

The Crowley Police Department’s investigation began Thursday night and is still ongoing.

Crowley Police and residents alike have shown deep concern over safety and continue to wonder when and how the violence will stop in the community.

In the past month, residents have also marched against violence, but nothing seems to be working in the community at this point.

If anything, the shooting Thursday may just prove that the violence’s end isn’t in sight for Crowley, which is what police fear as the potential for retaliation in such crimes looms.

“Right now we are out working all the lead we have,” said Chief Gibson. “We feel that there are people in our community, especially in that area, that have some knowledge of what is going on. We are asking them to get involved and let us know.”

Another concern for Crowley Police is an innocent bystander being injured, or worse, by a stray bullet as these shootings continue.

Chief Gibson added that while he understands the fear of getting involved, informing the police is the quickest way to stop the violence that has made Crowley fearful.

Those with information concerning any of the recent shootings in Crowley that want to speak out anonymously can do so by calling the tip into Acadia Parish CrimeStoppers at 789-8477.

To speak to Crowley Police detectives directly, call, 783-1234.

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