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Highland residents react to weekend homicide

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SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) -

Police are still investigating a weekend homicide in Shreveport's Highland Neighborhood, but investigators have not made any arrests.

Around 7 a.m. Sunday morning a man walking down Holly Street found a dead body and immediately called police.  When they got there, detectives found 24-year-old Anthony Crain shot multiple times. 

Police found the body in a wooded area right around the corner from a residential street and just a few blocks away from Centenary College.

KSLA News 12 talked to several neighbors  None of them seemed to know the victim or if he lived in the area, but they were all nervous about the shooting. Several of those neighbors also said they heard gunshots.

"I thought it was right in front of my door, it was so loud," said Robert Polk.

Polk called 911 to report the shots, and he thinks someone killed Crain several hours before they actually found his body.

"I understand that someone found the body Sunday morning, so that means he laid out there all night. It was 11:15 (at night) when I called. I made the call about 11:15 when I heard the shots," said Polk.

Taylor Hall also heard the shots.

"To hear that someone died, it was really scary because there are a lot of kids around here," she said.

Her biggest concern is for her younger cousins and their friends who live in the neighborhood.

"They ride their bikes and they play basketball. It's a lot of families, so to have that makes people feel unsafe because that means my family's out there playing. I don't know what can happen to them," said Hall.

Police ask anyone with information about the case to call Crime Stoppers at (318) 673-7373.


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