Shreveport home struck by gunfire twice in 2 weeks

Published: Aug. 1, 2016 at 5:16 PM CDT|Updated: Aug. 2, 2016 at 2:41 AM CDT
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SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) - A Shreveport man is shaken after his house as targeted by not one but two drive by shootings in the last two weeks.

The shots were fired into the family's home and car on the corner of Morningside Drive and Prentiss Avenue.

He's now pleading for those responsible to stop the violence.

"My family is scared, we're scared, I'm scared," said homeowner Charles Rasco.

Rasco and his family were inside when bullets peppered their home early Sunday morning.

"As soon as I turned my TV off, about ten minutes later someone just started shooting," explained Rasco. And this isn't the first time it's happened. Two weeks ago, Rasco said his wife was cooking dinner when someone opened fire, targeting their home.
 
"We thought it was random," said Rasco.

He's lived in the same house for nearly 30 years, and says he's never had trouble in the area.

"It could be a mistaken identity, I don't know," said Rasco, "We don't know what the situation is. There was a shooting here a couple of years ago, but we had nothing to do with that."

He now fears for the safety of his wife and 15-year-old granddaughter and is pleading with those responsible to stop the violence.

"I can't run, I didn't do anything. If did do something a long time ago please just tell me what it is so I can try to straighten it out," pleaded Rasco. "I'm sorry if there's anything I can do to stop the shooting before you hurt my wife and child."

Otherwise, he can only hope police can catch the culprits before someone gets hurt for reasons he may never know.

"I don't owe anybody any money, I don't sell drugs I hadn't did anything to anybody," said Rasco.

So far police have not named any suspects in the case, or a motive.

"Investigators are working with the homeowners to gather insight as to what reasons the home has been repeatedly targeted," says a statement from police Cpl. Marcus Hines.

Anyone with any information on why this home is being targeted is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (318) 673-7373 or go to lockemup.org.

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