Teresa Joseph

Couple Living in Fear as Gun Violence Plagues Neighborhood

A couple is living in fear and wondering if they'll be woken up, again, by bullets flying through their Overtown apartment.

The fear is intensifying as detectives look over surveillance video that may have captured a triple shooting that happened Monday night. That shooting sent three people to the hospital. Just last month, a bullet pierced through the window of the couple’s apartment.

"It's scary, because it happened again Friday. That same week, it happened again and it happened again tonight," said a crying Alberta Brown. The 56-year old shares the home with her husband who suffers from Diabetes and has cancer.

Brown was lying down when the bullet went through the window and family picture and flew right over her body.

"I thought it was a firecracker, but then the way it kept on going afterwards then I knew it was a gun shot,” said Brown.

She doesn’t believe the shootings will stop, so she wants out. She says her husband’s health already makes for a difficult situation.

"I just don't know what to do. I know we have to leave but we're on a fixed income, so I don't know what to do,” said Brown.

Until then, all she and her husband can do is be grateful they’re still alive and pray they don’t end up in the crossfire.

"I just wish everybody would get together and just say something, instead of just running away,” said Brown. “It’s not my problem, it's everybody's problem."

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