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Predawn gunfire has south St. Louis neighborhood on edge

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3 vehicles and a house were hit by bullets when a man opened fire in the 2800 block of Texas. 3 vehicles and a house were hit by bullets when a man opened fire in the 2800 block of Texas.
3 vehicles and a house were hit by bullets when a man opened fire in the 2800 block of Texas. 3 vehicles and a house were hit by bullets when a man opened fire in the 2800 block of Texas.
3 vehicles and a house were hit by bullets when a man opened fire in the 2800 block of Texas. 3 vehicles and a house were hit by bullets when a man opened fire in the 2800 block of Texas.
ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV.com) -

Police are trying to identify the man who opened fire in the 2800 block of Texas around 4:30 a.m., firing shots into a home and several vehicles.  Rodney Boyd was awake at the time and heard the shots.

"At least fifteen," said Boyd.

When he came out this morning he found a note from police on his minivan and bullet holes in both the minivan and the car he owns.

Boyd said, "But now I got to replace the window, fix the tail light and wipe the blood off the car."

According to police, a resident came out of her home to see about a loud argument involving several women but a man who was with the didn't like that she intervened and threatened her. Police say the man fired several shots into the woman's house as she went back inside.

No one was hurt. But neighbors say gunfire has become so common that one resident changed the times he walks his dog.

Frank Adkins told News 4, "I be scared, I don't walk him late at night. Early in the morning when the sun's shining. I don't walk him at night, it's too dangerous."

Boyd said his kids have asked him to move from the neighborhood. He said the problem is that young guys with guns are quick to use them at the slightest provocation.

"Nobody just takes comments and leaves it, they always want to retaliate," said Boyd.

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