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7/6/05-Longview

No More Arrests In Longview Drive-By Shootings

Residents of Lilly Street in south Longview are still nervous after a flurry of drive-by shootings, and only one arrest in three weeks.

"It's very tense, very tense, and the reason for it is the people that did this shooting have not been caught and with our quiet neighborhood we feel very afraid," says Lilly Street resident Edna Thompson.

Some residents had hoped to breathe a little easier after a man believed connected to the shootings, 21-year-old Kethan Andre Peoples, was arrested and charged with a Rayburn Street shooting.

But the concern is, will it happen again?

"The community is pretty well concerned about it.  I'm concerned sure, about that. Whatever it takes to get the thing resolved," says area resident Comoses Davis.

There have been four drive-by shootings in south Longview in the last month, and it has residents doing something they never did before.  They're watching cars going through their neighborhood, remembering the night they heard the violence.

"When you hear bullets like that, you have to do that because that was scary," says Thompson.

But police say People's arrest will lead to more.

"We've made one arrest in connection with the drive-by shootings, we're using all of our resources to continue patrolling the neighborhoods as well as develop leads for additional suspects" said sergeant S.W. Pendleton of the Longview Police Department.

Residents are working with police to organize a neighborhood crime watch program.

Bob Hallmark, reporting. bhallmark@kltv.com

 

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