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SHOTS FIRED: Metro Store Hit Twice

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Employees at a metro discount store say they’re thankful no one got hurt when crime spiked in their neighborhood Friday night.

“It was approximately, at 8:15, when I received a call from work that there had been a shooting,” says Manager Briannetta Willis.

Willis says the trouble started earlier in the evening when a group of men were acting suspiciously in the neighborhood on University Avenue.

“The young men were in front of the building across the street at the health unit, and they were arguing over there, and shots were fired and that`s when one of the bullets came through the window,” says Willis.

The bullet went through the store’s double paned glass windows, luckily missing everyone inside.

But as clean up began, more gun shots rang out.

“While the service repairman was outside repairing our window, we hear another shot, and we just assume it was glass falling, so we go to the door and he tells us that it was an actual shot and they had shot through the window again,” says Willis.

Police say the shooting is likely a random act, saying other businesses have been hit as well.

Regardless, Willis says something needs to be done.

“These young people need adults to be responsible for where their children are no matter how old they are by not asking where you are at midnight, where you are at 1a.m. in the morning, this is the reason why things like this happen,” says Willis.

During both shootings, witnesses say they saw the same males in the area running and a red SUV in the intersection in front of the store. So far police haven’t released any possible suspects.