Gunshots Fired

'I want some answers from somebody!'

Roshonda Cole says she's fed up with random gunshots being fired in the neighborhood where her parents live.

'My mother has 21 grandkids. They can't come out here to play. They can't walk the street. They can't even go to the store because young men are out here shooting every day.'

When shots were fired Tuesday night Cole says both her parents were inside their house asleep.

In all, Cole says at least 9 bullets were fired at her parent's house. Some hit a vehicle outside, others hit the top of the porch, front windows. Two even destroyed a large television that was in a front room. Since the shots were fired, Cole says bullet casings have been found near the house.

'It was a nice neighborhood when I moved here, but now it ain't,' says Zeno Darden. He has lived in the same house on 25th Avenue 25 years. He stays two doors down from where the shots were fired. He says gunshots in the area have become common, and this concerns him.

'A bullet doesn't have no name on it. They can be aiming at you and hit me,' says Darden.

'The gang violence needs to stop!' says Cole. 'I am not afraid to speak out, and if it does not stop I will go to the mayor, the Meridian Police Department. I will talk to someone and I will give out some names!'

No one was hurt by Tuesday night's gunfire.

Cole says Meridian Police have been alerted about the shots being fired. Newscenter 11 has contacted officials with the Meridian Police Department about the matter. As of 3 o'clock Tuesday afternoon we had not received a response.


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