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Police investigate second shooting in two months at southside apartment complex


A man is shot in broad daylight in the city's southside. It happened, at the Woodland Crossing Apartment Complex on Walmsley Boulevard, near Hopkins. Police say a man in his late 20's or early 30's was shot in the leg. This comes just a couple months after another daytime shooting in the very same area. 

"It was just a bunch of confusion here," said mother and neighbor, Courtney Montague. 

Montague has lived here a couple of years. She and her two-year old daughter have already had to live through two shootings here. Sunday's was enough for her to find somewhere else to live.  

 "It's too close and it's time for me to go," Montague noted.  

Montague says she heard a few gun shots around 10:30 a.m. and heard parents calling for their kids to come inside.  

"I came out to make sure everything was straight," Montague added. "Come to find someone in this building was shot so we just stood on the sidelines until everything was clear." 

Detectives investigated and collected evidence for hours. Police say EMS crews took the victim to the hospital, but they're still looking for the shooter- a big concern for Montague and other parents with children in this community. 

"I was concerned because there were a lot of kids out here because it's Mother's Day and a lot of kids are going to be out here with their family but when we found out there was a gunshot going on we just stood clear." 

Back in March there was another shooting at the same apartment complex - also in broad daylight. Police arrested and charged 21-year old Jawan Lee with attempted murder and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.  

Now, as police search for Sunday's gunman, Montague just hopes and prays detectives won't come up empty handed in this frightening Mother's Day shooting.  

"That's all I can say - keep on praying and keep on trying to be safe out here because it's getting crazy now," Montague noted. "It's getting hot so everybody is - tension here is crazy." 

Police say the victim is going to be okay. They are still looking for the shooter. If you can help, call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 748-0660

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