Canfield apartment residents say they are afraid to leave

Canfield apartment residents say they are afraid to leave

Canfield apartment residents say they are afraid to leave

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by Diana Zoga / News 4 and Adam McDonald / KMOV.com staff

KMOV.com

Posted on August 18, 2014 at 7:26 PM

FERGUSON, Mo. (KMOV.com staff) – Residents who live in the Canfield Apartments, the location Michael Brown was shot, say their daily lives are impacted by the crisis in Ferguson.

“Our world pretty much haven’t been the same,” said Rheanon Lesoeur, a resident in the apartments.
“I’m kind of afraid of all the drama that’s been going on afterwards. We try to keep away from it.”

The Canfield Apartments are just down the road from West Florissant Road. Lesoeur says she and her children leave their apartment only when they have to, mostly to go grocery shopping and says it’s usually peaceful, but she hears sounds of gunshots and helicopters much more frequently than she used to.

Volunteers from the Hopewell Center set up tables a few feet from where Brown was shot, offering free diapers, baby food, and snacks.

“When we talk about outreach, we have to bring it to them and not have them coming out looking for us,” said Mike Boyd of the Hopewell Center. “We come right here to the heart of the community to make these things accessible.”

“There isn’t that much freedom to walk around anymore,” Lesoeur said. “I don’t want to have walk to school and constantly be scared of what might happen next. I just want to be able to enjoy the rest of my life.”

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