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Neighbors dealing with stray bullets from teens in wash

Posted at 11:49 PM, May 25, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-26 19:59:48-04

People near Bonanza and Lamb have been living in fear ever since teens have been shooting guns near a wash behind their homes.

Neighbors say the problem has been going for years, both day and night. They also say teens are using a wash area for target practice.

The teens have been shooting in different directions, and in some cases, the stray bullets are making their way across the street, over the walls behind homes, and into peoples' roofs.

In one case, a neighbor says a bullet pierced the roof of her home and landed in her 9-year-old son's bedroom. 

"It literally scared him, he doesn't want to sleep in that room anymore," she says.

They say they've called police many times, but the teens are always gone when they arrive.

They worry someone will get hurt if nothing is done. Neighbors say they're also planning to get a petition for the City of Las Vegas to install more lights next to the wash because that might deter the teens from going there undetected.