March 13, 2018 7:16 am
Updated: March 13, 2018 12:23 pm

Early morning gunshots under police investigation in east-end complex

Cindy looks through the shattered pane of glass in her screen door. London police are investigating gun shots in the east-end housing complex where she lives.

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Cindy was watching TV early Tuesday morning, when she says she heard a “big bang” that London police are now investigating as shots in the east-end townhouse complex where she lives.

When she peered through the small window of her front door to see what was going on, she realized the glass of her screen door was shattered.

“I heard talking out there,” she explained. “Cars sped off, I did see the vehicle speed off. It was going through here a few times last night, or early this morning.”

Cindy, who didn’t want her last name used, lives in a housing complex off of Marconi Boulevard. Her first reaction was to check on her son, whose room is directly above the front door.

“He was awake, and said ‘nope, it was a gunshot.'”

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London police say there have been no reports of injuries, and that they’re investigating shots fired in the area around 2:45 a.m.

The east-end home that was damaged when shots were fired early Tuesday morning.

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Cindy credits the police for arriving on scene within four minutes, and says she isn’t feeling overly shaken by the incident.

“I know it’s not directed at us,” she explained.

“I hate to say that I’m kind of use to it. I lived in housing a long time.”

One of Cindy’s direct neighbours, who didn’t want to be identified, also heard the noise.

“They break a lot of glass around here, so you know the pop when you throw a beer bottle? It’s that pop. So at first, I thought it was them breaking glass again.”

Watching from her bedroom window, which faces into the complex, the woman said she saw a man getting into a van parked right in front of her house.

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“Then the other car came racing… you can see across the apartments, it came racing around, it almost hit the van here, and then after that they left. They raced off.”

As the mother of a five-year-old, a 13-year-old, and a 20-year-old, the woman said she’s worried.

“This is crazy, this is insane, in two or three days, that’s been two incidents.”

There was heavy police presence in the area on Friday too, explained the woman, including grey uniformed cops with shields.

“Are we going to get shot in the head while we’re sleeping? That’s not what I want for my kids.”

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