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Authorities investigate after dozens of bullets hit Henderson home

Posted May 31, 2010

— Four people were inside a Henderson home when it was riddled with bullets early Monday.

More than 30 bullets hit a house at 4297 Warenton Road around 1:30 a.m.

Ammania Williams was inside the home when the gunfire erupted.  The 80-year-old woman said just before the shots, someone came to the front door.

"Somebody was just knocking the door down, beating on the door,” she said.

Williams said she was about to answer her door when the gunshots hit the house.

"Then all at once, there was shooting and then shooting,” she said.  "I don't know why in the world someone would shoot my house up like this."

Williams' son, Norman Williams, was down the street when the shots rang out.

"I heard pop, crackle shots,” he said.

Police have not made any arrests, but Norman Williams said he thinks the shooting is tied to drugs and gangs. He also said a relative could be involved.

"I think my nephew and neighbors know something about it,” he said.

No one was injured and the investigation into the shooting continues.


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  • usmcasa Jun 1, 2010

    "I heard pop, crackle shots,” he said

    I would think Snap from Rice Crispies cereal is a suspect in this case.

  • working for deadbeats Jun 1, 2010

    The "don't snitch" rule is very alive and well in the black community. I've seen numerous people wear t-shirts that say "don't snitch" and all of them were black people. Just an observation.

  • jackieflash42 Jun 1, 2010

    ANY group or persons who know information that may keep a community or someone safe and says nothing is as guilty as those who committ a crime against the community.----

    Hey I know information that will keep a community safe ....buy a gun and learn how to use it. But i'm gonna stay quiet and say nothing about that. Now am I as guilty as a would-be intruder who shoots my neighbor because I didn't tell my neighbor about buying a gun to make the neighborhood safe?

  • shortcake53 Jun 1, 2010

    Putting jackie on permanent ignore, thank you golo for this feature.

  • jackieflash42 Jun 1, 2010

    shortcake, actually I did read the article. And this crime was committed in one of Henderson's toughest black communities. Thus, the no snitch rule in this case applies to the black community. I'm not sure what you don't understand about that. You still upset about the Canes not making the playoffs?

  • shortcake53 Jun 1, 2010

    ANY group or persons who know information that may keep a community or someone safe and says nothing is as guilty as those who committ a crime against the community. Period. And jackie, this topic is not about hockey, but I guess you wouldnt know that since you probably didnt read the article to start with.

  • Suasponte Jun 1, 2010

    The report I noted"


  • jackieflash42 Jun 1, 2010

    jackie, know what your talking about before you post, it will save us all from reading garbage.


    I know that the Carolina Hurricanes didn't make the playoffs this year. That's a good start.

  • Suasponte Jun 1, 2010

    Not that these reporters are experts, but this quote came from an ABC News report on the "no snitch" mentality. "

    The message appears in hip-hop videos, on T-shirts, Web sites, album covers and street murals. Well-known rappers talk about it endlessly on DVDs. It is a simple message heard in African-American communities across the country: don't talk to the police." Goodle "no snitch". See which sites you get.

  • jackieflash42 Jun 1, 2010

    Lucy, when I said this is a rule in the African-American community, that's exactly what I meant to say. And yes, I did bring race into it. If you don't like it and or disagree with that statement, I have absolutely no problem with that.