Gunshots heard
neighbor

Red Oak, TX

#1 Dec 13, 2008
In the past month several neighbors and I have been hearing gunshots here in town. The first ones we heard were a few weeks ago, they were around 7:00pm. The night after that, several shots were heard at around 11:00pm. A few days later, I heard them at 4:00 in the morning, and talked to my neighbor who had said she was also woke out of her sleep hearing them. One of my neighbors called the police and told them about what we were hearing. My neighbor was told that it was just someone scaring birds......Well, tonight at around 8pm I heard them louder than ever, it was like "BANG, BANG"!!! Everyone in my house was freaking out, I called my friend across the street, and she picked up the phone by saying YEP, I HEARD IT, before ever saying hello.
My question is..... Why are they shooting at birds, IN TOWN, at all hours of the night, I mean 11:00 at night and 4:00 in the morning. My children are hearing this also. Are they really shooting at birds???? I mean even if it is just to scare them away or whatever, Its scaring Me. Also, I thought we had a noise ordinance in town.
Betty B00T

United States

#2 Dec 13, 2008
take two earplugs and call the owl patrol in the morning
angierox

Saint Louis, MO

#3 Dec 13, 2008
neighbor wrote:
In the past month several neighbors and I have been hearing gunshots here in town. The first ones we heard were a few weeks ago, they were around 7:00pm. The night after that, several shots were heard at around 11:00pm. A few days later, I heard them at 4:00 in the morning, and talked to my neighbor who had said she was also woke out of her sleep hearing them. One of my neighbors called the police and told them about what we were hearing. My neighbor was told that it was just someone scaring birds......Well, tonight at around 8pm I heard them louder than ever, it was like "BANG, BANG"!!! Everyone in my house was freaking out, I called my friend across the street, and she picked up the phone by saying YEP, I HEARD IT, before ever saying hello.
My question is..... Why are they shooting at birds, IN TOWN, at all hours of the night, I mean 11:00 at night and 4:00 in the morning. My children are hearing this also. Are they really shooting at birds???? I mean even if it is just to scare them away or whatever, Its scaring Me. Also, I thought we had a noise ordinance in town.
YES! I know what you're talking about. I just heard them again a few minutes ago. It's ridiculous. My kids are scared...my son just came in here and said "Momma, I heard gunshots.."
I have called the police about it too...I got the same excuse.
I don't like being woke up in the middle of the night to gunshots...I don't live in the city, and I don't live in the ghetto...I shouldn't have to deal with this.
Something needs to be done.
well do tell

United States

#4 Dec 13, 2008
are ya on the south side of town, cause i believe i been hearing shots early in the mornings, they normally fired the bird shots at rousting time before night, but that was on the north side is the only place i've ever heard bird shots
big daddy

Fairmont, WV

#5 Dec 13, 2008
its not a shotgun. you can rent the can that make the noise. they have to get a permit to fire one off. so the cops know about it. the black birds get into a habit of rousting in the same spot and they just make a big mess of your yard and tree.
What is

Sunnyvale, CA

#6 Dec 14, 2008
Whats considered bad part of kennett. What streets?
mary jane

Campbell, MO

#7 Dec 14, 2008
What is wrote:
Whats considered bad part of kennett. What streets?
i would say the whole town of kennett should be renamed little memphis......
agree

United States

#8 Dec 14, 2008
I thought there was a law against disturbing the peace past a certain hour. Firing a gun at night is pretty disturbing to me.
angierox

United States

#9 Dec 14, 2008
agree wrote:
I thought there was a law against disturbing the peace past a certain hour. Firing a gun at night is pretty disturbing to me.
that's what I thought...and being woken up to gunshots is definitely disturbing!
bmw

Saint Louis, MO

#10 Dec 14, 2008
haha i love it nothing like gun smoke in the morning
What is

Sunnyvale, CA

#11 Dec 14, 2008
Haha little memphis. No one can beat memphis. Jus didnt know if ya'll have a project area there?
guest

United States

#12 Dec 14, 2008
yes i heard it to and i live over bradely st and it scared my grandkids
havoc

Fairmont, WV

#13 Dec 14, 2008
I REMEMBER THE FIRST TIME I HEARD THEM I THOUGHT IT WAS A DRIVEBY SHOOTING, AND RAN TO THE BACK OF THE SHOP, SAT IN THE BATHROOM WAITING FOR POLICE SIRENS.........I FELT LIKE A DUMBASS
AND THE FIRST TIME I HEARD THE SAT NOON SIRENS, I CALLED MY DAD, ASKING IF WE NEEDED TO HEAD TO A SHELTER!* i grew up on a military base where sirens meant incoming, and he responded with yeah al-queada was gonna bomb kennett first.... felt like a dumbass then to, but it jan right after sept 11th

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