BASTROP, La. (KTVE/KARD) –The Bastrop Police Department is investigating a recent shooting involving two juveniles.
The shooting happened in broad daylight, and one teen was taken to a local hospital for gunshot wounds. KTVE spoke to several residents in the area, and they say they fear for their life.
I don’t feel safe, and what if one of these kids that I keep is killed. What’s going to happen to me? Because I keep the kids.Wanda, Bastrop Resident
The shooting that happened Tuesday, May 16, involving two 15-year-olds, is agonizing a neighborhood in Bastrop.
It’s sad. And they are putting a curfew at night. There is nothing too much going on at night. It’s in broad daylight.Wanda, Bastrop Resident
Deputies say they responded to the shooting on George Ave. around 3:45 p.m. According to authorities, one of the juveniles was taken to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The juvenile has since been released. Residents say these shootings are getting out of hand.
I’m very concerned because it’s happening too much, too regularly. Parents have to be more accountable where their kids are at all times. This street is dangerous.David Morris, Bastrop Resident
It’s like no one cares for one another. One murder, then another murder, and after this and that. You know, it’s every week. Everyday thing.Derrick Richardson, Bastrop Resident
Meanwhile, Wanda says she’s building a fence around her house after two juveniles trespassed her property during an altercation a couple of weeks ago. She says the curfew needs to be increased.
I’m going to put wires up there so they can’t get over that fence and can’t even get in.Wanda, Bastrop Resident
Larry Henderson says he wants more police patrol.
It’s very concerning for me because, like I said, if they patrol like they are supposed to, they can be in some of these places when stuff happens. They can be close by, or whatever is happening. They can be right there and stop some of this.Larry Henderson, Bastrop Resident
The incident is still an ongoing investigation. Bastrop police confirmed that a suspect has not been identified at this time.
BASTROP, La. (KTVE/KARD)– On May 16, 2023, officials of the Bastrop Police Department began investigating a shooting that took place around 3:45 PM on Georgia Street near Clara Street. According to authorities, two 15-year-old juveniles were injured and one juvenile was taken to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The juvenile has since been released from the hospital.
The incident is still an ongoing investigation. Bastrop Police confirmed that a suspect has not been identified at this time.