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Beale St. Shooting

 

December 9, 2021

Victim Courtenay Skinner

Gun violence is a preventable public health tragedy affecting communities all over the United States. According to the Every Town Research and Policy firm, every day more than 100 Americans die by gun violence. In Monroe, LA, a person has a 1 in 56 chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime according to neighborhoodscout.com. Guns don't always make you safer; owning a firearm increases one's likelihood of dying by homicide, suicide, and unintentional injuries. According to police reports, a shooting occurred Sunday, December 5, 2021 on Beale St. in Monroe, LA. Police found a Black male...



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