MUSKEGON HEIGHTS, Mich. (WZZM)- One inch; that was the difference between life and death at a Muskegon Heights home Friday night.
Lakeshia Davis says around 11 p.m. Friday, nine bullets hit her home. One of those bullets went through the pillow her boyfriend was laying on.
"An inch over, and it would have got him, "says Davis.
Davis believes the shooters may have been targeting her 16-year-old son, who had troubles with neighborhood boys. Her three-year-old daughter was also nearly in the line of fire.
"They know my son had a little sister. He wasn't here so why are [they] shooting at the home?" Davis asked Saturday.
Many neighbors WZZM 13 spoke with were too scared to go on camera, but they say gun fire can be heard all the time. Davis also hesitated to do an interview, but wanted to demonstrate a new way of solving problems:
"If you're going to come to my house, come talk to me. If you're out for blood, it's not even worth it," said Davis.
A neighbor who witnessed the shooting and called 911 has lived in the area for 20 years, and is fed up with the violence.
"Last year, a young kid driving a vehicle late at night tried to steal from a drug dealer and he got shot in the head. His car hit this tree over here," said Randy Ferrier, pointing to a tree about a block away from the Friday night shooting scene.
Ferrier stopped by another house Saturday saying, "For two years, I had problems with drug dealers in this house... One time my mother visited and they offered my mother crack, and that was it. I had to call state police to get something done about it, and WEMET got them out of here."
Ferrier says his neighbors have been robbed, one of them three times in the last two years. Even he has been a victim of robbery.
"I'm so tired of this violence going on and breaking everything. People are going crazy in this neighborhood," he concluded.
Ferrier says one major problem is that many crimes in the neighborhood go unreported. He plans to work more with Michigan State Police in the future to crack down on the violence.