Neighbors concerned after fatal shooting

Some are worried about crime in their area after a fatal shooting Wednesday.

By Ashley Richmond | arichmond@whbf.com

Published 09/02 2015 09:36PM

Updated 09/02 2015 09:36PM

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A killer behind a deadly shooting in Davenport early Wednesday morning remains at large Wednesday night.
 
Police say 19-year-old Lewis Woodson of Quincy, Illinois was shot on the 3000 block of Brady Street around 1:30am Wednesday.
 
Officers responded to a report of gunshots, but didn't find Woodson.
 
They tracked him down after getting a call from Genesis East Hospital, where he later died.
 
Now, some neighbors are concerned about changes they're seeing in the area.
 
"Over the last several months, even a year or two, unfortunately the neighborhood has declined a little bit," said Andy Kay.
 
Kay owns The Green Thumbers greenhouse on Brady Street and a nearby apartment building. Both are right across the street where Woodson was shot Wednesday morning.
 
Kay says his tenants are worried about crime in the area and have asked him to put up security cameras.
 
"When you have people with their cars parked outside and they're broken into at night, and being approached walking outside the building, yeah, you're definitely concerned," said Kay.
 
Other neighbors, just a few steps down the street, say crime isn't a problem for them.
 
"It's just a nice quiet neighborhood," said Kim Dufloth.
 
Dufloth and her family have lived on 31st Street for about a year and a half.
 
Dufloth says most of the crime nearby happens less than a block away, near the scene of Wednesday's shooting.
 
"It's like as soon as you turn the corner, it's just a nice quiet neighborhood. It didn't really bother me to be honest with you. Other than the fact that, you know, anywhere there's a shooting. But, it's like it's separate," said Dufloth.
 
But, Kay isn't convinced. He thinks having a liquor store in the neighborhood  will always attract crime.
 
"If you have a bad element in the neighborhood and they're looking to do something, they're going to look for any opportunity they can," said Kay.

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