ATLANTA - A woman in northwest Atlanta is scared and outraged after someone came into her neighborhood and fired at least 26 shots into the air. The next morning, she went out and collected all of the shell casings that were just fifty feet from her bedroom window.
When Erin White moved into her northwest Atlanta subdivision, she never expected to feel like she was in the middle of a war zone, but that's exactly how she felt Tuesday morning when gunfire erupted in her neighborhood. She found 26 shell casings in the street the next day.
"I was feeling like I was in Beirut, somewhere that you would see that kind of footage and expected. I don't expect this outside my suburban Atlanta home, or you shouldn't," said White.
White said when the shots rang out, she and her husband crawled to the basement where they've now sleep. Her fear is they may come back and this time everyone might not be so lucky.
"This time I think it was shot in the air because no bullet holes thank God. But this was a warning and I don't want them to return and it not be a warning," said White.
White walked NewsRadio 106.7’s Christy Hutchings over to where she found the shell casings. She couldn't believe what she saw.
"It was about a dozen, then I started counting 26 bullets. Anyone of those could have gone through the wall or the window, killed somebody," said White.
White collected the casings and filed a report with Atlanta Police. She wants whoever did this caught before it happens again.
"There's children, elderly here. Myself I, don't want to get shot either, but I don't want a child or elderly person to lose their life because nothing was done when it could be done," said White.
Atlanta Police have increased patrols in the neighborhood and ask anyone with information to call Crime Stoppers.