Have you ever heard gunshots close to home and what, if anything happened?

@lalav1 (1056)
United States
January 19, 2007 4:32pm CST
Years ago, I lived in an apartment complex that wasn't in the greatest neighborhood, but it was what I could afford. Anyway, one summer night, I'm peacefully sleeping and I awaken to something that sounds like a gunshot. I'm not sure, thinking no way. Again I hear a shot and I am pretty certain that it was a gunshot, though I've never heard one in real life. I decided to get up and peek out my bedroom window. Just outside my window I saw two policemen walking west of my apartment with their guns drawn, holding the gun with both hands. I'd never seen anything like that before in real life either. I slept on the floor for the rest of the night in case any bullets should come flying my way. I asked some of my neighbors about it the next day, but they hadn't heard anything.
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@milagre (1272)
• Portugal
20 Jan 07
My house is near a bad living place (lucly, they're going to move soon), and there's always shootings during almost all weekends. The lastested i read in the newspaper, was during new years, a 15 yrs old girl was getting out of home to whish happy new year to a neighborhood next door and she got shot in the back, she's going to be parelyzed for the rest of her life and she has a 6 month baby. that's really sad! just because of a stupid celebration from the shooter, he was also celebrating new year... shooting!
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@Pekachu (1114)
• United States
19 Jan 07
I have actually in a couple of homes i have lived in i remember having to lay on the floor thinking they would not hit us .and here in this house i swear i have but could have been fireworks thats what i tell myself anyways its very scarey isnt it
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@gabs8513 (48712)
• United Kingdom
19 Jan 07
Yes I have once but I was not as brave as you I did not look out the Window I just froze in my Bed as I knew what they where Only one got fired and that was enough I never found out what had happened though
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• Italy
20 Jan 07
Oh my God!!!! and... why not did you call the police?or another people...? mmmmh that fear!!!! but....what did you do?
@coolcatzz (1587)
• Canada
26 Feb 07
Just once. Well I didn't actually hear the gunshots but I heard tons of sirens going by. I later find out that these guys held up a jewellry store at the local mall and when they took off there were cops all over the place. One guy was sticking out of the sunroof shooting. Hit the cops windshield and hit someone's house. This is unusual for our city so it made big news.
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@villageanne (8554)
• United States
23 Jan 07
I live in a small community and it is nothing to hear gunshots at night. I have no idea what they are doing. I cant remember the last time anyone got shot by violence around here though. It is a good community
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@ghostbat (156)
• Canada
20 Jan 07
Well one night i heard this enormous noise and then heard a car role away very fast. About 20 minutes later i heard police sirens, turns out someone got shot that night and the shooters got away with it.
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@mist3ryo (157)
• Romania
20 Jan 07
yes and very often.not because i'm in a bad neighbourhood but because i'm a cop and i hear gunshots near my house beacuse the criminals try to kill me.
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@keverw (96)
• United States
20 Jan 07
yap i hear a gunshot at a buddy house we just run in to the house and called the cops
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@sellj75 (208)
• United States
20 Jan 07
I sometimes hear them, but I live in the country, and assume they are most likely hunters. I think I would freak if I saw something like that.
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@peterw24 (318)
• Australia
20 Jan 07
I live on 5 acres, with a farm next door and alot of paddocks around. I hear gunshots from time to time but I know its nothing suspicious.
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• Pakistan
20 Jan 07
I live in Karachi,Pakistan.Here It is a regular routine so now we all are used to it
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@tenspink (20)
• Philippines
20 Jan 07
This incident which I experienced and happened 3 yrs ago didnt happened close to our home but to a place where my friends and I usually hang-out. When it happened, the first thing I thought of was to hide. Apparently, during the incident, on my right side was an apartment in which their door was opened. I immediately entered eventhough I dont know the people living there. Fortunately, they are so accommodating, after several minutes I thank the people who let me in. From that day on, my friends would always tease me and say that I have found a new home beacuse of that shooting/gunshot incident.
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@bison007 (254)
• Indonesia
20 Jan 07
Your story bring me back to 6 years ago when I still live in Phily. A lot of gunshot there, sometimes it just kids playing (no kiding) and sometimes bad things happen like murder. First time I heard I just affraid, but after months I just feel nothing about it.
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• United States
20 Jan 07
Thankfully, the only gunshots I've heard have been from people in the woods hunting deer. I think I would freak out if it was anything other than that!
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@jowi58 (8)
• Austria
20 Jan 07
in hunting season we have a lot of gunshots but hunters are people like you and me and they prefer to do it a resonable times. two times police chaed some criminals in our surrondings this wa enerving, becase you cannot knon where they criminlas are looking for shelter or are willing to take hostages. Anyway in such a case I would keep off from the window.
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@tenspink (20)
• Philippines
20 Jan 07
This incident i experienced 3 yrs ago was not close to home but close to a place where we usually hang-out. We heard the gunshot, then the first thing I thought was to hide. Apparently, in my right side was a small apartment, their door was opened so I entered inside immediately, fortunately, the people living their was so accommodating that they let me in eventhough they didnt know me. After several minutes, I decided to come out of the apartment, I thanked the people who let me in. From that time on, my friends would always tease me that I found a new home because of that shooting/gunshot incident.
@vicky19810 (1601)
• China
20 Jan 07
oh my god,it was very horrific.i have never experienced this kind of thing.but if it happened on me ,i believe that i would be so much scared by it ,also will sleep under the bed.....
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@sbeauty (5870)
• United States
20 Jan 07
We hear gunshots all the time, but they mean nothing. We live on the very edge of a tiny rural town. The property across from us always has a bunch of men hanging around. One of their favorite passtimes is to shoot out into the cornfields that surround them. So far they've been harmless, and it's far away from us that we don't worry about it.
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@misskatonic (3726)
• United States
19 Jan 07
Well, my property backs up to hunting lands so I'm always hearing gunshots go off. Drives me nuts when they do it at night - it keeps me up and it gets the coyotes going and that gets the livestock going. I'm always worried one of those idiots will be drinking and mistake what they're shooting at. I stay on the porch during hunting season, just in case.
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• India
20 Jan 07
no not yet but if got too here then will surely enjoy it