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Crowley police investigate shooting

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Crowley police are still investigating and trying to figure out who fired shots Tuesday night. Those shots have also brought about more enforcement. 

The signs of a crime scene remain on W 7th street in Crowley.  Officers responded to a shots fired call Tuesday night officers say they found an abandoned vehicle and shell casings.

"We don't see this everyday," Ulysses Demuchest said. " We don't see this in Crowley like talking about . That's unusual. It's good nobody got hurt. but it's still all that shootings." 

Crowley police chief Jimmy Broussard said, "The criminals are going to get guns illegally. Our thing is to try and find them, get these guns, and  take them into possesion so that we can take them off the streets. "

Broussard says he has now ordered more patrols in certain areas of the city. 

"There are officers who will be in undercover vehicles working comp time overtime to try and bring it back down," Broussard said. "We've been very fortunate this year that our homicide rate has gone down .Last year we were at 7 homicide, this year as far as drug and gang related, we're only at one. We Want to keep it down as best as we can. " 

There are roughly 14,000 people living in Crowley, with 37 officers in the department. Chief Broussard says that number is short of what would bemideal.

"That's tough for a 14000 member community. We do pitch in when we can as best as we can with extra duty extra patrol," Broussard said. 
     
Residents say a decrease in crime is their overall hope before it's too late. 

 "Bullets don't have no name,"Demuchest said. A stray bullet will take you out. " 

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