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St. Martinville Police Chief: "Be part of the positive change"

Asking public for info on shots fired incidents involving mostly juveniles
St. Martinville Police
Posted at 9:04 PM, Jul 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-29 22:04:19-04

St. Martinville Police Chief Ricky Martin is asking parents and residents of the city for assistance in an "ongoing issue" regarding shots fired incidents.

Martin said the incidents involve people, mostly juveniles, firing guns into the air or from vehicles. Some have been recorded and posted on Snapchat and Instagram. Police have identified some of the people involved, but are asking for the community and parents of area children for assistance.

"We still need the help of the community and parents of these kids to take a stand and be part of the positive change the police department is trying to instill within our city," Martin added.

Read the rest of Martin's statement on Facebook below:

"An innocent person will be killed by this foolishness if this continues. The police department is working diligently to put a stop to this; however, we cant be everywhere all the time.. To the parents, please be firm and start to question why your children are carrying firearms and staying on the streets until 2 or 3 in the morning. To the citizens that are concerned, start to take notice of kids on the streets after 10 pm and contact the police department to let us know so we can address the situation.
We are reaching out to each and every citizen, asking for your assistance in this matter and asking you to take a stand with us. Together we can move our city in a positive and safer direction. God bless to all...."

Anyone with information on these incidents is asked to contact the St. Martinville Police Department at
(337) 394-3001.

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