On Tuesday, January 4, 2022, at 10:50pm, a quiet night inside the Minden Police Department office was abruptly interrupted when every phone began to ring. Callers from all over town were reporting the sound of gunfire.
Finally one caller stated his house was hit by multiple rounds. The house was located in the 300 block of Plateau St, which is in District B. Officers arrived to find the street littered with pistol and rifle brass casings. The house was peppered with holes. Inside the house multiple people dived to the floor when the shooting began, in fear of being hit. One round came within inches of a sleeping juvenile girl. Luckily there were no injuries.
While investigating this incident, officers heard gunshots in distance two separate times, but were unable to determine their exact location.
No further details are being provided as this is an ongoing investigation.
This story is being told again and again. The residents of this city are tired of the senseless violence. People live in fear in the districts most affected by the savagery. We will continue to try and come up with, and present viable solutions to ending the violence.
Your Minden Police Officers will work day and night to respond to, investigate and bring these violent criminals to justice. We aren’t giving up.