Westside Detroit neighborhood plagued by shootings draws continued concerns from residents

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Posted at 9:57 PM, Jan 13, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-13 22:16:43-05

DETROIT, Mich. (WXYZ) — Detroit police are investigating after a home was shot up on the west side. It’s the same home where two sisters were killed last month.

On Wednesday night, someone shot multiple rounds into a home on the 400 block of West Lantz. Two people who live in the area who didn’t want to reveal their identities say hearing gunshots is something of the norm.

“I so happen to look up and I see a bunch of bullet holes all on the side of my door,” one neighbor said.

Another neighbor who's lived in the area for several years said, “I was just at home and heard a multitude of rapid gunfire and didn’t really think nothing of it cause it’s something you kind of hear almost regularly around here."

Violence in this area has been front and center in the last two months. In December, two sisters were shot and killed in cold blood inside one of the homes on West Lantz. It's the same house that was shot up Wednesday night, police said.

An 18-year-old man is now facing charges in that double shooting.

“Senseless loss of life," said one of the neighbors. "Retaliations, it doesn’t end. It’s a cycle that’s got to be broken somehow.”

This shooting has one neighbor on edge after her home next door was also shot up. Bullets came through the side of her house, one even going through her pillow.

“My kids lay in the bed with me and it went through my bed like where I lay my head at with my kids,” she said.

Neighbors say the violence and shootings need to end.

“This is like the fourth shooting that happened around here and it’s like I’m so close. It’s just too much," one neighbor said.

If you have any information on this case, call Detroit police.