CLARKSDALE, MS (abc24.com) - A Clarksdale apartment complex plagued by gunfire has been much quieter lately, and a near victim is hoping the cease fire will last.
Last September grandmother Mary Williams says there was nearly a shooting a week in her Clarksdale, Mississippi apartment complex.
"No more shooting, no more shooting. We hadn't had a shooting since then," Williams said.
She showed where a bullet went into her bedroom, almost hitting her as she slept. That was then. This is now.
"I feel safe now I moved to my bedroom. I wouldn't even sleep in that bedroom, I moved from the back bedroom to front bedroom so I feel pretty safe."
The bullet holes are fixed, and there's a new addition to the neighborhood. Six security lights Williams credits for stopping the violence.
"Since they put the lights out, it's been quiet, peaceful."
Residents had complained to police and management trying to get some sort of security at their homes.
"I shouldn't have to jump out of bed at night dodging bullets," Williams told abc24.com last September, but nothing changed until our story aired.
Now if she hears something going on outside Williams can look out her window and since the lights are here, she can see what's happening.
"It shines right up in my porch in my window… I can see pretty good at night."
She's not convinced her problems are gone for good, "Ain't no telling what will happen in the summer time, because they'll be out all times of night sitting out in cars because they'll be out smoking and drinking so you don't know," but says she'll be watching.