Cleveland apartment complex begins making repairs to window damaged by gunfire after 19 News Troubleshooters investigate

Cleveland apartment complex begins making repairs to window damaged by gunfire after 19 News Troubleshooters investigate

CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - After about a month of trying to get her landlord to repair damages caused by erratic gunfire in her neighborhood, a Cleveland woman reached out to 19 News for help.

She said she’s tried multiple times to get management to make the repairs.

“Enough is enough. I want a window,” said Cozzetta Clemons. “I pay my rent on time. I can’t get a window? And plug in those bullet holes in my house.”

She and her neighbors said the gunfire has become more prevalent at New Community Apartments, located off Woodland Avenue in the city’s Garden Valley neighborhood.

Clemons’ kitchen window had multiple bullet holes; she patched the cracked glass together with packing tape in hopes of preventing it from shattering.

Clemons said her kitchen and bedroom walls still have several bullet holes in them, some filled with fragments of ammo.

After interviewing Clemons, 19 News attempted to speak to the apartment’s management team but a sign inside the office door indicated it was closed.

Clemons said members of the maintenance staff were looking on from a distance a we gathered our news footage.

Within a few hours after our crew left the property, Clemons said maintenance workers covered her window with a large piece of plywood.

“Thank you for helping me,” she later said, acknowledging it’s just the start of the repairs she’s hoping for.

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