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Man shot at Tifton apartment complex

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TIFTON, GA (WALB) –Folks at a Tifton Apartment complex are living in fear after two shootings within days of each other.

Two nights ago, shots fired into a bedroom barely missed a teenager. Last night, the same man was shot in the leg.

Neighbors wonder when the violence will stop.

Betty Hood no longer feels safe living at the Brookfield Mews Apartments with her young grand kids.

"lm scared to let my grand kids out unless I'm out here with them you know last night could be just the beginning of it," said Hood.

Neither does Teresa Bryant, who lives across the way.

"I got a bunch of grand kids over here and lm terrified for them," said Bryant.

Over the past couple days, neighbors say things have taken a scary turn.

"There has been two shootings in the last two nights and this last shooting someone actually got shot," said Bryant.

According to police reports, Sunday night 18-year old Dominique Rich was inside his apartment at 99 Tifton Eldorado Road, playing video games when bullets came flying into the bedroom, one hitting the headboard and mattress.

Last night, Rich says he was shot in his leg.

"My two stepsons come running in the house and they tell me some guys are jumping on another guy and they are fixing to shoot him," said Bryant.

Betty Hood says last night she almost stepped into the line of fire.

"I opened the door fixing to walk out and that's when it started, gun fire and one of my friends pulled me back in the door just in time," said Hood.

"If she would have stepped out of the door about two or three seconds earlier it would have got her," said her son William Hood.

"I put my grand babies under the bed," said Hood.

But neighbors say last night wasn't the beginning and they fear its not the end.

"Its time for me to get my grand kids and move because next time we may not be so lucky," said Hood.

Police have not confirmed whether any arrests have been made in connection with the shooting.

Neighbors say they believe the shootings are related and have to do with an ongoing feud.

The young man who was shot was treated for his injuries and released last night from Tift Regional.

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