News 12 at 11 O'clock / Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Augusta, Ga (WRDW) - "Sometimes the bullets sound so close that we hit the floor," said Fay Williams, who lives in Dogwood Terrace.
And then she starts to pray and hopes those bullets stay far away from her family.
"You get afraid that it may come through the window and we don't want to get hit," she said.
She's lived in Dogwood Terrace for close to decade.
And each year, she says it's gotten progressively worse. More shootings and more death are on the streets.
There's nothing she can do about it though.
"I don't really understand it but this is the way of life that exists out here," she said.
She like many others here, have gotten used to flashing lights, and flying bullets.
"You almost go numb to it," she told News 12's Patrick Price.
But it's a harsh reality for a mother who's raised four kids on these streets, with advice like this, "You hear anything, any shooting, don't be standing around trying to watch and see what goes on because a bullet, it doesn't care that you're my son."
And neither does the shooter, who fired a shot early this morning that took one mothers son away from her forever.
"I don't think they consciously think about the fact that they've taken somebody's life, that's a mothers child, that's somebody's brother, somebody's sister," she said.
She's hoping somebody realizes that very soon before another life is lost.
"For this neighborhood to change, we got to get a new mindset, we gotta want better, we got to want to do better," said Williams.