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Apartment complex riddled with bullets in unincorporated North County overnight

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Hanley Crossings Apartments, located across from the North Hanley MetroLink station in the 8800 block of Dragonwyck, sustained the gunshot damage just after 11 p.m. Monday Hanley Crossings Apartments, located across from the North Hanley MetroLink station in the 8800 block of Dragonwyck, sustained the gunshot damage just after 11 p.m. Monday
NORTH ST. LOUIS COUNTY (KMOV.com) -

An apartment complex in unincorporated North County was riddled with bullets late Monday night.

Hanley Crossings Apartments, located across from the North Hanley MetroLink station in the 8800 block of Dragonwyck, sustained the gunshot damage just after 11 p.m.

Residents of the complex called police when bullets came through their living room window.

"I'm nervous to even go outside," said Ashley Bates, who lives in Hanley Crossings Apartments with her one-year-old son Xavier. "I worry about where my kid's bed is at. I don't even want him in the other room."

No one was hit by the bullets, but a shattered television and broken glass scattered through the living room of the resident who called 911 and at least four units sustained damage in the incident.

"We've had a few problems in that area, so they do tend to put a higher profile in that, just because the calls for service would outweigh somewhere else," said Sergeant Brian Schellman of the St. Louis County Police Department.

There was a double shooting along Hanley in March, a home riddled by bullets in April and a man was robbed and pistol whipped at the Hanley Crossings complex in May.

Police are reviewing surveillance to see if anything related to the incident was caught on camera, but are hoping witnesses will come forward.

"Sometimes all it takes is one person who is willing to talk to the police, even if ten saw it. You just need one," said Sgt. Schellman.

Until something changes in her neighborhood, Bates said her son will not be allowed to play outside.

"This is not a life to live in your own area. You should be able to go freely and not worry about somebody getting shot, or stabbed, or robbed," Bates said.

Authorities have not released any details on suspects and the investigation is ongoing.

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