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Neighbors react to shooting in Paragould

PARAGOULD, AR (KAIT) -

Neighbors in Paragould are scared to leave their homes after a shooting last week. 

Thursday afternoon a man was shot and killed in a home on the corner of North 5th Street and Morgan Street.

No one has been arrested for the murder yet, which is leaving neighbors scared.

"Me and my family is really scared because the killer is still out on the road," resident Glenda Roberts said. 

Most neighbors told Region 8 News that they will not let their children play outside until the police make an arrest.

"I'm too scared to let the kids go outside and play on their bikes because it was just a block away and I am really scared," neighbor Olivia Vasquez said. 

People in the area said nothing like this has ever happened before in their neighborhood. 

Some would even like to see more police presence around the area to make them feel safe in their own homes again.

"I think it would be great if the police could be circling around down this area because I have never been in a situation before where somebody got killed," Vasquez said. "It is the first time so it is really scary." 

Lt. Scott Snyder with the Paragould Police Department told Region 8 News Tuesday morning that the autopsy was still not completed, so the name of the victim is still not released.  

Paragould police are still conducting interviews and investigating the case. 

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