Big Spring Police Asking for Help

By Camaron Abundes
NewsWest 9

BIG SPRING- After a string of drive by shootings, police are asking residents to come forward with information before things get worse.

"Right now we are doing everything we legally can to get this situation under control," Lt. Terry Chamness, with the Big Spring Police Department, said, "If they will give us a license number, a good description of a car or identify who the people are in the cars."

Lt. Terry Chamness says things are getting out of hand between the Latin Kings, a gang that stretches from Houston to Chicago, and a local family.

"We know that innocent bystanders are going to get hurt. We also know if this escalates any further, an officer is going to get in the middle of it, and we don't want to see that happen," said Lt. Chamness.

Lt. Chamness says the latest shooting victim, a known gang member, did not cooperate with police.

"Until we get his information we're sitting out here doing the best we can with what we have," said Lt. Chamness.

Scott Sigmon's door was shot at Wednesday night, and he says he's tired of the gang violence, and worried for his daughter's safety.

"I am not going to run from them," said Sigmon, "I go to bed every night worried, we need to band together as a community, and find out who is doing this, and put a stop to it."

Sigmon says they're just aren't enough police to tackle the gang violence and catching people in the act of shooting is difficult in the dark.

"I've looked out the window when I've heard the shots go off. I couldn't get a tag number. It's hard to get a color of a car at that time of night," said Sigmon.