Evansville Juvenile Shot at, Latest Crime in Troubled Neighborhood

"I heard the shots right behind my, like right outside my window. Four shots. Boom, boom, boom, boom,” Chris Williams said Sunday. Williams lives in the Parkside apartments on Sunburst Boulevard, where the shooting happened.

The victim was a juvenile hanging out behind one of the apartments with friends.

Fortunately, the bullet, which he told police came from the direction of Lodge Avenue, just grazed his leg.

“Yeah, he's good. The ambulance checked him out and they didn't even take him to the hospital,” Williams said.

Unfortunately, this has become a common occurrence at the park side apartments.

"Shocked that it was happening to somebody so close, but really, this is Parkside, so it's, we hear gun shots all the time, people get shot all the time,” Williams said.

Williams is close friends with the mother of the victim, and he knows all too well the dangers that come with living where he does. Just a few months ago, he was stabbed three times

"I got stabbed twice in the head, and once in the chest. That pierced my lung,” he said.

Williams said the complex is particularly dangerous at night due to poor lighting.

"It's a dark maze of danger at night,” he said.

The latest is just one of the many crime stories we've reported on in this area in recent months. Williams said he doesn't know the solution; he's just glad he and his friend lived to see another day.

"Me and him are two of the people that avoided death from our assaults. I mean, really… if things had been just slightly different, both of us would have been critically injured or dead. It's good that we survived another Saturday night in Parkside,” he said.


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