Resident Concerned Over Violence

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The shootings have occurred at 1907 20th Avenue. The most recent happened early Wednesday when LaTasha Brown says a bullet was shot into her two daughters' room.

"The bullet was laying on the bed," says Brown.

Brown says she found the bullet lodged insider daughter's pillow. Usually her four-month-old and one-year-old daughters sleep in the room, but fortunately at the time of the shooting both were in another room.

Prior to Wednesday's shooting, Brown says at least four shots were fired into her house and vehicle early Monday.

"The bullet hole went in through my back tailgate, came up through the bottom part of my gas tank and hit my tire, went in my tire and came back out. And they shot through my kitchen window Sunday night," said Brown.

Brown says the incidents have all stemmed from a disagreement about a neighbor's children throwing rocks last Friday. So far, at least one arrest has been made in one of the cases.

"In the earlier incident, we arrested a Shumari Edwards for aggravated assault," says detective Dean Harper with the Meridian Police Department. "Her bond was set at $10,000. For the incident Wednesday morning, no one has been taken into custody. We are investigating the matter."

With Edwards out on bond, Brown says she no longer feels safe living in the house with her six young children and is moving. With the incident allegedly stemming from an incident involving children throwing rocks, Brown says the matter is now way out of hand.

"And if nothing is being done about it," says Brown, "somebody's going to get hurt eventually."

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