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Police investigate teen shot to death in Sherwood area

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BATON ROUGE - Sherral Fernandez lives in the area where 17-year-old Lazell James was found shot to death.

Fernandez says what happened to James is starting to be a familiar scene around La Annie Drive.

"It really really upset me," she says. "They're unmotivated, and uneducated and nobody seems to care."

Edward Hampton agrees and says he recently dodged a bullet himself.

"One day there was a shooting, whoever was shooting right outside the apartment where I live, the bullet struck my car," he says, " bounced off my car and hit another car and hit a window."

Hampton and others are wondering what will put a stop to the killings on their block.

"If the parents would just talk to they kids and have them respect people like you would want to be respected," he suggests, " I'm not saying that's gonna make a difference but it's an ounce of prevention," says Hampton.

If you have any information about this shooting contact Baton Rouge Police (225) 389-4869.

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