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This house in Lorain has been shot 57 times

Posted at 5:34 PM, May 15, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-15 18:12:46-04

Dozens of shots, 57 to be exact, were fired into a Lorain home on W. 19th Street earlier this month. 

Luckily, no one was hurt, but it's not the only house that's been hit in the city.

Residents said they believe the shootings are gang-related, but Lorain police would only say the shootings are not random and are likely connected to other crimes. 

The family that lives in the home on W. 19th Street took News 5 inside to show us evidence of the violence — the bullet holes left behind in the siding, walls, windows and appliances. 

Lorain police said they are in the middle of investigating the shootings, and officers are doing everything they can to keep residents safe. They declined an interview request on Tuesday, so News 5 took questions to Paul Hasan with the International Council for Urban Peace, Justice and Empowerment.

"It happens all over the city. I'm not going to say all the time, but it's happening too much," Hasan said. 

Hasan said the public can't rely solely on police to solve this rise in violence. He said it needs to be a community effort.

"We applaud them, what they have to do, but you can't leave this on the police," Hasan said. "We have to rely on us as a community. The boys club, the girls club, other agencies doing stuff for children."

News 5 will follow-up with Lorain Police when more information becomes available.