Many neighbors don't feel safe at home after a 14-year-old girl was shot in Hyde Park. The incident happened early Saturday morning in the 2200 block of Angelica Street.
On Wednesday, Alderman Brandon Bosley spoke out about his neighborhood, which has been terrorized by bullets. But he does not want people to give up on the neighborhood,
“That was a terrible thing. Please have hope," he said. "We are going to change of lot of things that go on in this neighborhood, but we have to do it in an organized manner, something that is inclusive with all of us.”
Bosley said he met with the city’s interim police chief on Monday and the circuit attorney’s office Wednesday. He said they’re working to improve safety in Hyde Park.
Bosley said the community and different agencies need to work together to solve this problem. He would like to see more surveillance cameras in the area and less vacant homes. He also wants people to not be afraid to come to police about crime.
“The only way for us to get out here and actually talk is we have to trust each other," he said. "We have to know that your neighbors have your back.”
The 14-year-old who was shot is OK, but her mother is devastated. Police haven’t said anything about a motive for the shooting.
If you know more about this incident, you’re asked to call the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department.