'Mums' the word about two Abbeville shooting; person shot not giving names of shooters

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For the second time in a week, the Abbeville Police Department is investigating a shooting where the person shot is not willing to tell the police who shot him.
A week ago, a young man was shot at 1 p.m. in the afternoon, yet the person shot did not want to give up the name of the person who shot him. The police still do not have a name of that shooter.
On Monday at 4:30 p.m. the police officers of the Abbeville Police Department were dispatched to a “shots fired” call near the intersection of Green Street and South Lamar Street.
Officers located several 9 millimeter bullet casings on the 1100 block of Green Street.
Minutes later, officers obtained information that the victim, identified as Quincy Landry (06/03/1992) was at Abbeville General with a
single gunshot wound to his upper leg.
Drugs are expected to be the reason why the shooting took place.
Abbeville Police Chief Tony Hardy is not happy with the two men who were shot but would not identify who the shooter was.
“It is frustrating and I do not understand that,” Chief Hardy said.
Chief Hardy did not say if the two shootings are related. A different handgun was used for each shooting.
Head of investigations for the police department, David Hardy, said people in the area thought the noise they heard was fire works.
Landry, who has already been arrested for a shooting years ago, was shot in the driveway of a rent home on Green Street, just off Martin Luther King Drive. Based on the trail of blood, Landry walked to the back of the house.
Someone took him to the hospital; however, the police are still investigating to try and find out who took him.
Detective Hardy said his men followed the trail of blood in the grass and it led them to lots of drugs, which including 40-plus small bags of marijuana, powdered cocaine, and a half of cookie of cocaine. The street value of the drugs is thousands of dollars.
Landry was not charged with the drugs because the police did not find the drugs on Landry. They found them in an empty building behind the empty rent house on Green Street.
If anyone knows anything about the shooting, they are urged to call the Abbeville Police Department ast 893-2511.


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