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DC women say their home is under siege from neighbors shooting randomly again and again

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By STEPHEN TSCHIDA, WJLA

WASHINGTON (CIRCA via WJLA) — A 68-year-old woman and her 97-year-old mother say their D.C. home is under siege. Surveillance video from their front door graphically illustrates what they mean.

About 6 p.m. Saturday night, their cameras captured a group of young men shooting randomly. They strike a power line, Metro Access van and several homes.

Evelyn Ford says she has a strategy to avoid bullets which tear through her house. She risks broken bones to avoid a bullet.

The moment she hears gunfire, she drops to the floor.

Her daughter, Cecilia Ford, says gunfire erupts occasionally on their block.

They live near 20th and Newton streets, NE. They say bullet holes pockmark almost every home around them.

She also says the culprits live in the neighborhood. She says police always respond quickly when the gunfire breaks out. But the young men and teens with the guns vanish down alleys or into homes before police arrive.

Cecilia Ford says she sent video of Saturday's shooting to Circa partner WJLA and Police Chief Peter Newsham appealing for help.

Metro Police Department sent WJLA a response stating the incident is under investigation.

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