8-Liner Link to Blame for Shooting?
Tue, 19 Feb 2013 02:07:25 GMT —
A drive by shooting at a home on the 2300 block of Adrian Street Thursday night was enough for one area resident.
"We're going to try and see if it's legal to raise a petition to ask the neighbors to move," the woman who we'll only identify as Gloria said.
She adds the attack at her neighbor's home has left her nervous and afraid of what could happen next.
Gloria said having an armed security guard, with high powered weapons at hand, is not normal in this neighborhood.
"We're going to try and see if it's legal to raise a petition to ask the neighbors to move, Gloria said.
She said the attack at her neighbor's home has left her nervous and afraid of what could happen next.
Gloria said having an armed security guard, with high powered weapons at hand is not normal in this neighborhood.
"Why do people need security, Gloria asked. Cause either they've been threatened or they've done something wrong. My life is changing and I don't like it."
According to other neighbors, the homeowner works at an 8-liner business.
They said she had mentioned the threat two weeks ago and that it may have been a disgruntled employee who targeted her.
Gloria said she's not surprised because not only are game rooms in the Valley operating illegally but are unsafe. She adds it may have caught up to this family.
"You can go into Las Vegas Louisiana, Oklahoma and even Eagle Pass and you're not looking over your shoulder wondering who is going to walk in," Gloria said. "I mean they as well have security, which I'm ok with, that doesn't bother be because it doesn't follow me home."
But this time, Gloria said, it followed her neighbor and the rest of the residents home.
"Nobody notified any of the neighbors that they were going to have an armed guard, a security guard fine, but armed, Gloria asked.
To curb situations such as these in the city, Harlingen City Commissioners are taking precautions.
Commissioner Danny Castillo said that on February 6, commissioners approved a 6-month moratorium that freezes any action to approve or deny any requests for 8-liner businesses.
He said this gives the city time to research the issue.
"As law enforcement, I'm sure they are always exploring any kind of nexus they can identify between whatever type of business or establishment or industry with crime," Castillo said."I would imagine that our responsibility or our desire would be to eliminate or minimize that type of hazardous situation.