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Gunfire twice in one week has neighbors wanting to move

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Gunfire twice in one week in a Waterloo neighborhood has people concerned about their safety.

Both shooting incidents happened in the same neighborhood, near Argyle Street and Logan Avenue. The latest shooting happened Tuesday night while the other shots fired happened Thursday.

"This is not what I want him to see," said Victor Evans Junior. 

Evans is looking out for his family and he's concerned about raising his son in the neighborhood he lives in.

"Because as he get older I shouldn't have to come outside and he look across the street and ask me what these guys doing standing around," said Evans.

Evans has been living in the neighborhood where the two shootings occurred for three months. He says one house on Logan Ave has been the same target for gunfire in a week.

Waterloo police are still interviewing people to see if the two incidents are related, but Evans says the violence has been happening more often than the two times we've heard about.

"This was the other day. They're standing outside. It's about 18 guys outside, car pull up with three guys and all 18 guys run," said Evans.

Annette Williams also lives in the neighborhood, she knows Tuesday night's shooting victim where the man was shot in the leg.

"
He's a good young man. He don't bother nobody. He just live here he don't bother nothing for nobody," said Williams. 

For Evans, he's now thinking about moving because he says no matter what police do it won't help.

"It's going to keep getting bad. There is nothing that you all could do to change it except these young guys change it around themselves," said Evans.

Captain Tim Pillack says they don't plan to put extra officers in this area. Instead the officers who do patrol this area plan on "beef up patrol."

Captain Pillack also says no one has been arrested in these two incidents and no weapons have been recovered.

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