Mother Worried about Violence after Early Morning Sunday Gunfire in East Henderson Neighborhood

Gunfire rang out in the early morning of Sunday, Jan. 10th, on the east side of Henderson by Burdette and Roosevelt street, leaving mother Jennifer Skaggs worried about the safety of her 5-year-old son.

Posted: Jan 11, 2021 6:47 AM

While Henderson mother Jennifer Skaggs is used to there being violence around where she lives on the East Side, she hoped she'd never have to deal with gunshots so close to her house.

But that is exactly what happened on Sunday, Jan. 10, when officers responded to gunfire just before 2 a.m. at the intersection of Burdette and Roosevelt. 

According to the Henderson Police Department, they found several shell casing in the middle of the intersection and that a vehicle had been struck by gunfire.

And while there was a person inside, they were not hit. 

But Skaggs, who is mom to 5-year-old Avery and lives just a few houses down from where the violence took place, says she is concerned about his safety. 

"We have like problems all throughout the neighborhood," she said. "But this is the first it's been this close to home. Having a five year-old, that really scares me. Plus I take care of my mother-in-law that lives down the street -- and I am always out at nightime -- so it's even worse worse for me."

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Henderson Police. 

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