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Lafayette community donates to stop increased gun violence

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Lafayette community donates to stop increased gun violence

3 now for a closer look at an issue we've been trackign for weeks - an apparent spike in shots fired incidents in lafayette.i requested the numbers from lafayette police last week but the gun violence continued sunday.this shots fired incident set us over last year's total.but some people in lafayette are trying to fix the problem.

3&lt;junior f.

Balser and his wife know the sound."we heard the shooting going on but we didn't know where it was at,"police say it was pretty close.

Near southridge commons apartments on south beck lane.

"so much going on anymore, i don't know what to think,"lafayette police released these numbers friday.

There were 20 shots fired in 2017.

15 shots fired last year and so far in 2019, there were 15 as of last week.

This weekend's incident brought that number to 16."i keep my shed and garage locked,"balser hopes things change.nat last week, we told you about how the lafayette boxing club is trying to fix the city's gun violence problem.

The program hopes to get teens off the streets and into a better crowd.

The community responded generously.

Since the story aired one week ago, the club has received numerous donations, including new equipment and thousands of dollars.

The national guard even offered to donate.nat of punchingbalser isn't sure what will stop the gun violence here but he's prepared to fight back if he has to."just keep an eye out, i've got something handy if they come in the house, ha,"> 3 as for this weekend's shots fired incident, police say there is no known victim.shell casings were found, but no damage was reported.more recent gun stats from lpd can be found linked tohis story online at wlfi.com.


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