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Shots ring out on Savannah's east side

The shooting at 55th and Live Oak streets is the fourth shooting in Savannah in a week. The shooting at 55th and Live Oak streets is the fourth shooting in Savannah in a week.

Carolyn Lawton came home from work to find her home the focus of a shooting investigation.

"When I got here, I seen all these tapes and police, and it was just awful,'" said Lawton. "I am getting afraid to be living on this side anymore."

Police aren't quite sure exactly what happened, as no one one is coming forward, but they did find nearly 15 shell casings and several bullet holes in the front wall of Lawton's home.

"I don't have any kids here, but it is me and my old man, something like that could have come through the wall," said Lawton. "It's too dangerous."

The shooting happened just after 3 p.m. on 55th and Live Oak streets. It's the fourth shooting of the week.

"It is very shocking and upsetting," said Lawton. "I wish there was something we could do to prevent all this crime and stuff."

Lawton said this isn't the first time gunfire has been exchanged here. Around this time last year, a neighbor shot his 17-year-old roommate over a girl, but witnesses stayed quiet about the crime. Then in 2006, a woman was found with a gunshot wound to the face, another case when the shooter got away. The crime occuring on the small block even goes back to 1999 when a shooting left a car riddled with bullets.

"I don't like to see any of this in my yard," said Lawton. "We need to try and live together and get along."

No one was injured during this most recent shooting. Anyone who knows anything about the shooting can call CrimeStoppers.

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