Family of littlest victim speaks out
Tamar Pearson family speaks for her
A toddler is an innocent victim of gunfire in the latest violence in Queensborough. The little girl is in the hospital recovering after suffering a serious gunshot wound to her leg. It happened just after 11:30 last night, in the 31-hundred block of Darien Street.
Her grandmother, Catherine Cooper received a call last night she says she never wanted to get. She says this is the first time something like this ever happen to one of my grand kids.
Three year old Tamar Pearson was hit by a stray bullet while she laid on the family couch. "She grab the kids and put them on the floor told them to lay on the floor and when she grabbed her of f the couch she hollered momma and she said when she felt something running down her leg and she realize she was the one that was shot," Cooper said he rdaughter told her about the incident.
This shooting has community leader Joyce Bowman in an outrage. That's why she's organizing a community meeting urging residents to participate.
"This is my neighborhood, I take ownership in where I live," Bowman said.
Deloris Hooks, owner of Salon Finish Unlimited in Queensborough says this meeting is for the entire city.
"Not only the people in the Queensborough area should attend, I fell like Shreveport should attend because crime is not only happening here, it's all over," Hooks said.
Cooper says she hopes this meeting will stop the violence before another family has to go through the pain of what her's is going through. "That's a nightmare I wish no mother or grandmother have to go through, cause that's a hurting feeling not knowing what really happened," Cooper said. She says Tamar is doing fine but she'll have three more surgeries before she can come home. Her earliest will be Saturday.
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