Centerville neighbors react after a deadly shooting early Thursday morning.
Officers were dispatched to the 9700 block of Sheehan Road shortly before 5 a.m. on initial reports of a shooting following a reported break-in, a Centerville police spokesperson told News Center 7.
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When officers arrived at the scene, they found a man with gunshot wounds who was pronounced dead.
A neighbor who lives across the street, Dave Sterling, said a shooting like this is rare in the community.
“I was kind of asking them what happened because, you know, burglaries or burglaries, that would be a scary deal,” Sterling said.
Sterling said the news was shocking to him.
“I’m scared because I live right there,” he says. “We keep our back sliding glass door locked all the time in case something happens here, but yeah, it’s very, very scary.”
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Another neighbor described what he went through Thursday morning before learning of the shooting.
The neighbor said he had gone downstairs for a drink early in the morning, and that’s when he noticed a car parked in front of the house with its headlights on.
“It looked suspicious,” the man said. “I went back to bed, I was thirsty again, I came back down maybe an hour later, the same car was still in front with its headlights on.”
When he got up later that morning, he said he saw police everywhere. “I had no idea what happened until the police told me,” he said.
The shooting is currently under investigation.
News Center 7 will continue to update this story as new details become available.