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Renzi Center responds to Egan Street shooting

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SHREVEPORT, La. -

"Well, I heard popping sounds like firecracker sounds," Renzi Education and Art Center's Development Director Jennifer Hill says of the Thursday afternoon shooting.

Hill says she has never heard- or seen- anything like yesterday's shootout.

While the building was empty at the time of the shooting, it is usually filled with up to sixty school-aged kids. Hill says one of their regulars witnessed the shocking event.

"He ran inside, and his grandmother had him lie down on the floor until the shooting stopped," Hill says. "They sometimes see things like this, and I don't think and child should never have to see anything like this or think it's ever going to happen."

Hill says safety is key at Renzi, and she wants parents to know they are taking steps to ensure the security.

Shreveport Police remain confident they will catch the fourth suspect and say this was likely a confined incident between two parties with a history.

"I don't think we're dealing with a situation where hostiles are running rampant in the neighborhood," Shreveport Police Cpl. Marcus Hines says. "That's not what we're dealing with here."

Renzi authorities have reached out to SPD and their city council member to work on a security strategy.


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