ALCOA (WATE) - People in an Alcoa neighborhood are on edge and angry after stray bullets hit two homes.
The shooting happened Saturday around 3:30 a.m. on East Edison Street.
One of the shooting victims, Lester Robinson, said a bullet hit just under his kitchen window.
"I thought I was dreaming at first until I realized when I came fully up and heard the gunshots," Robinson said. "I realized they were real gunshots."
The bullet caused minimal damage, but his biggest worry was the bullet entering the next room where his mother had been sleeping.
"It had me thinking things I didn't want to think about doing because I've gave myself to the Lord," Robinson said. "I knew Jesus wouldn't be think(ing) about what's going through my mind right now."
Another bullet hit a neighboring home. The homeowner there did not want to go on camera, but gave 6 News photos of the damage.
The bullet went through the tile in the home's bathtub, traveled through a shower curtain and grazed the toilet.
Both homeowners say they heard five gunshots that morning.
It was not until later in the morning when they realized their homes had been hit.
The shooting has everyone in the neighborhood worried.
LaTonya Revels' mother lives across the street.
"It really makes me wonder what's going on when you lay down at night," Revels said. "You never know if you are going to wake up in the morning."
People in the neighborhood are unsure what can be done to prevent something shootings like this from happening again, but they hope the person responsible will not be back.
"They need to be held accountable for it," Robinson said. "They need to make some changes in their life."
"I would like to tell them I feel like they should pay closer attention because they are not the only people around here," Revels said. "You have grandchildren, grandmothers, and you have other siblings around here that everybody loves, and it hurts our community."
Both homeowners say they just feel lucky to be alive.
The Alcoa Police Department said the shooting is currently under investigation.
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