Metro East man says home has been frequent target of drive-by shooters

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by Brittany Noble / News 4

KMOV.com

Posted on May 7, 2014 at 4:35 PM

Updated Thursday, May 8 at 6:28 AM

(KMOV.com) -  A Collinsville man told News 4 someone is out to kill him.

Jose Ocoha lives in State Park with his wife and three kids on Bernice Street in Collinsville. He said his home has been the target of at least six drive by shootings in the last two weeks.

The last shooting occurred Sunday. The family found at least eight bullet holes in their bedroom. Now the family is moving out.

"I'm not afraid for me, I'm afraid for my family," said Ocoha.

Ocoha admits his 18-year-old son has been hanging out with the wrong crowd, and said his son was arrested for having a gun. Still, he is asking deputies to help protect his wife and daughters. Ocoha feels deputies have different priorities. 

St. Clair County deputies said they are aware of all the problems in the state park neighborhood and they are working to get the bad guys off the streets.

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