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Parents concerned about recent shootings in Eunice

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EUNICE, LA -

Two people are in custody after another round of shootings in Eunice.  The  shootings happened around 5:30 Tuesday morning on Acadia street and a block away at the intersection of Ulysse and Perrotte streets.

While a car was damaged, no one was hurt. Police are questioning a 17-year-old and a juvenile who were in the vehicle .

Last week  a 7-year-old was wounded when he was caught in crossfire during a shooting on West Maple street.

The recent shootings has parents concerned. 

" I don't want my kids to come outside and play anymore," resident Trista Reed said. " You don't know what's going to happen."
 
Eight bullets pierced through a vehicle not far from Reed's home. Although no one was hurt, reed says it happened too close to home.

"It could have accidentally ricocheted and hit another kid like it did last time," Reed said." You never know what could happen."

Tuesday mornings shooting is the third shooting Eunice police have responded to in the last two weeks. Police chief Randy Fontenot believes all of the shootings are connected.

"Where they ended up was at the residence of one of the victims of last week's shooting," Fontenot said about the two who were in the vehicle that was shot at. 

"We feared retaliation," Fontenot said. " I think we're seeing that now. I think we're far from over. We have a long road ahead of us now." 

Police have increased patrols, but parents like Reed are hoping something is done before anyone else gets hurt. 

"It hurts the kids more than anything because they can't come out and play anymore,"  Reed said. 

" I hope they can get things together and the kids can feel safer and be able to play outside and not have to worry about looking over their shoulders and wonder if someone is trying to hurt them. "

The investigation is still ongoing. 

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