Nearly a dozen bullets struck an Akron home early Monday morning, leaving one man determined to fight to keep his neighborhood safe.
James Adams, who lives at the home, said that his girlfriend was in the home when she heard noises outside of the house in the 1100 block of Kohler Avenue. She called 911 to report that someone may be trying to break into her home around 2 a.m.
She later discovered that the home had been struck about 10 times by gunfire, according to Akron Police.
"It’s ridiculous," said James Adams. "I mean, we can’t be safe in our own home."
A pair of bullet holes were also found on a neighbor's home. Adams installed several surveillance cameras around the home and said the footage from Monday morning shows a portion of the shooting.
The shock of the shooting was soon overshadowed by what Adams stated was a threat made by a neighbor.According to a police report from June of 2016, a neighbor had threatened to shoot or burn Adams' home following what he said were ongoing issues regarding alleged drug activity in the neighborhood.
Akron Police are investigating the incident and reviewing the surveillance footage in Monday's shooting. At this point, no suspects have been identified.
Adams' home is surrounded by neighborhood watch group signs. Adams, a member of the watch group, said he still plans to attend the next neighborhood watch meeting in hopes of preventing something like this from happening again.
"I’ll be there."