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Neighbors Respond To OKC Teenager's Shooting Death

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Neighbors are pleading for help to make the area around Southwest 38th and Portland safer. Neighbors are pleading for help to make the area around Southwest 38th and Portland safer.
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A teenager is gunned down Monday morning at a southwest Oklahoma City apartment complex. Right now, the search is on for the shooter.

7/16/2012 Related Story: Police Release Name Of Teen Shot, Killed In Southwest OKC

Neighbors are pleading for help to make the area around Southwest 38th and Portland safer.

For folks who live out in this area, they say this really wasn't a big surprise what happened here Monday morning. They do claim a lot of crime and a lot of drugs take place in one complex. But still, they say enough is enough.

"I'd like to see them just bulldoze it down and carry it away. That's what I'd like to see done," said Mr. Elliott who lives in the neighborhood.

Mr. Elliott doesn't care if thousands hear this. In fact, he's ready to raise his voice about the crime that continues right here in his own neighborhood.

"Been here for over 12 years. Hard working people used to live here and now all these people are coming in and doing as they please and we need help from the police," Elliott said.

Sadly, he wasn't surprised to come out and see all this, a crime scene set up at S.W. 38th and Portland. It's where 17-year-old Homero Macias was gunned down just before sunrise.

"It was about seven, I guess it was, and I heard a single shot and three rapid ones right after it," Danny Jones said.

Danny Jones is another longtime neighbor who says the this area of the Southside needs more attention from police and city leaders.

"No, it's a common thing over here. It's nothing to hear a gunshot or to see them out in the middle of the streets shooting at each other," Jones said.

Police collect evidence while neighbors just shake their head, not in disbelief, but disgust that this continues to happen.

"We need some help in this part of this community to get this cleaned out," Elliott said.

Police say this is the 51st homicide they've investigated so far this year.

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