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Random gunfire hits 5 cars at Cleveland townhome

Posted at 10:29 PM, Mar 09, 2016

Shootout after shootout.  That's what neighbors say is happening at their housing complex on the east side of Cleveland.  Another drive-by shooting has them saying enough is enough.

Car windows blown out.  Bullet holes dotting the sides of cars.  Even the side of a fence.  A fence meant to keep them safe.  "I usually get up and check afterwards, but I didn't this time.  I came out this morning and it was a disaster," said Tonia Johnson. 

Johnson said random gunfire spraying her complex, the Addison Townhouses on East 72nd and Wade Park, has become all too common.  She claims CMHA police need to patrol more.  "When something happens we have to call.  We feel like snitches because when you all (CMHA) leave, we're still here.  Where does our protection come in?" Johnson asked.

Five cars in total tattooed by bullets, including Joyce Swann's son's and daughter's cars.  "A lot of them are scared.  The younger ones think we're gonna die, which is crazy,"  Swann said.

Neighbors said they are petrified the next stray bullet may hit more than a car of fence.  "I'm real mad and I'm tired, angry and want to get out of this place, you know what I'm saying?  It's sad because you can't sleep because you hear gunshots, you don't know if the bullets gonna come through your house or what,"  Johnson said.

CMHA police said they are investigating and ask anyone that may have information to call them.