"It was probably about 6 shots we heard back to back", says mother of three Megan Mills.
Mills says she is terrified to have her kids play outside or Trick-or-Treat in this neighborhood and her fear of stray bullets has left her family imprisoned.
"They hate it! I mean they're in their bedrooms the majority of the time because we're so bored there's nothing for them to do you know."
Mills says this is not the quiet neighborhood where she grew up and it will affect the way her family celebrates halloween.
"We're gonna take them to the North side of town. Were gonna take them to houses over there, which is what we did last year too. But, with everything going on here we won't be out near as late either".
Lacey King agrees, she says "I don't really like going door to door with little ones. You never know the neighborhood!"
Despite increased police presence, King and parents on the South side seem to be turning to alternatives like Trunk-or-Treats which they believe will provide a safer environment.
"Inside where all the kids can go around play games get candy and not be out", King added.
The Tepe Park Neighborhood Association is also asking that everyone keep their porch lights on Thursday. They say parents should accompany children during Trick-or-Treating and to do so during daylight hours. Some other alternatives to celebrate halloween include "Holy-Ween" at Memorial Baptist Church and Trunk or Treat at Bethel Church on the East side.
Report by Fadia Patterson
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