Neighbor says morning shooting was no surprise

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Tuesday, October 4, 2011 - 5:13pm

Alleged bounty hunters shoot a woman inside her home early this morning in Baton Rouge. Now East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Deputies are charging two of the hunters with home invasion and illegal use of a weapon.

Neighbors tell NBC33 News that this is a quiet street, but say they were not surprised to hear there was trouble at that house this morning.

"When we woke up, there was Sheriff's cars all lined up and we just saw flashing lights," Sarah Charleston, a resident living on Ridgewood, said.

Sarah Charleston lives right across the street from a crime scene, and she says this morning's shooting was no surprise.

"There’s been a lot of traffic over there and Sheriff's coming and going here and there so I figured it was them," Charleston continued to explain.

Other neighbors, who didn't want to talk on camera, say the same thing, telling us the entire yard here fills up with cars on the first of every month. One neighbor tells us he suspects this is a drug house.

It's also home to six children who are now in the custody of a family member.

Charleston says the rest of the street is quiet, and hopes whoever rents this house next is, too.

"I understand you have a note to pay so you need to get people in there, so I mean, yes, you would hope that they do good background checks and know who they're getting in, but at the end of the day, they need to pay a note."
 

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