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1/28/05-Longview

Longview Family Terrorized At Home

A Longview family is living in fear after being threatened and being shot at in their own home.

"You gotta watch your back every time you leave out the door, make sure nobody else is out there. You never know who's going to be out there," says South Longview resident Debbie Harris.

Harris and her family have been threatened by street thugs at the family home on Fredonia Street for months, literally living in fear for their lives.

"It's been bad to have to leave the house and stay with relatives and stuff like that , you never know what's going to happen we have a lot of kids getting off the bus and god forbid one of them get off the bus and theres shooting going on," she says.

The worst incident happened in December, when over a dozen shots were fired at the home, hitting the house the cars and even the front door.

"The kids were crying and hollering and we had about 8 or 9 kids here at the time. My dad's in a wheelchair mom's disabled and it was just a terrifying thing at the time," says Harris.

Police have tried to intervene but the suspects always disappear before they get there.

"This is a high priority incident for us, we're doing everything we can to assist the people at the location, but we haven't gained enough evidence right now to press any charges against anyone," says S.W.Pendleton of the Longview Police Department.

But the worst came when a suspect came back Wednesday night, and threatened to blow up the family home. Harris, a full time caregiver for her parents, says the threats began oddly enough from a dispute between a male relative and another man over the attentions of a young lady. They are hard working people who just want to live peacefully, and can't believe this is happening in their own neighborhood. They desperately want authorities to put an end to it.

"We never thought this would go on here, happen to us. They really need to do something before somebody gets hurt," Harris says.

No arrests have been made yet.

Bob Hallmark, reporting.

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