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Second shooting rattles neighbors in Richmond apartment complex

RICHMOND, Va. -- For the second time in seven days, a man was shot in the back of the head at the Saint John’s Wood apartment complex in Richmond, according to Crime Insider sources. People living on Rossmore Road said the shootings have rattled their nerves so badly, they didn't want to show their face on TV.

One man recounted what his wife heard early Monday morning outside their St. John's Wood apartment.

"She said she heard about four or five gun shots,” he said. “I'm a heavy sleeper and she was scared. She said it sounded like it was right outside our apartment, so I woke up and looked around but didn't see anything.”

A man was shot in the back of the head close to a bus stop where children would leave for school about two hours later, Crime Insider sources said.

The man’s injuries were not life-threatening, according to police, but that's of little comfort for neighbors.

"Especially for families with kids,” the man, who asked not to be identified, said. “I mean, a stray bullet can go through a wall and hit someone. It worries you, especially for your loved ones. You can just walk around and get hit.”

Just days ago, shots also rang out in the early morning hours: on February 21, a man was shot in the back of the head while sitting in a car.

He survived and Crime Insider sources said investigators will surely compare the two crimes.

"When our lease is up, we gotta’ go somewhere safer," the neighbor said.

Other neighbors said they see police circling all of the time, and don't understand how the violence continues to happen.

If you have information, call police.

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