Tampa Heights shooting caught on video

Posted at 5:20 PM, May 16, 2016

Tampa police are investigating a shooting in the Tampa Heights neighborhood where several young men or teenagers rode up on bicycles and started shooting near the intersection of North Jefferson and East Gladys streets.

The shooting marks the third crime involving a gun at the intersection so far this year, according to Tampa Police Department. It's the twelfth time police have been called to the intersection in 2016.

There's an empty lot on the corner that neighbors claim has attracted criminal activity.

"All of the sudden you just heard gun shots. I looked outside and there were maybe four or five kids shooting," said Jennifer Godin, who lives across the street from the shooting.

Godin was home with her 1-year-old twin boys when the shooting happened. Her security cameras caught most of the incident.

According to police, nobody was injured and it's not clear what the shooters were trying to hit.

"I don't want to live in a place where my kids can get shot," Godin said.

Godin has lived in her home on North Jefferson Street since October and says she's witnessed three crimes involving guns since she moved in.

In January, a young man was shot in the leg in her front yard.

Another time she says a young man pulled out a gun during an argument with someone in a car while she was standing outside.

She said she believes the Tampa Heights neighborhood is getting better. She's seen several homes get renovated and have families move in. But with all of the violence she's witnessed, she doesn't know how long she can stay in the neighborhood with her two young boys.

"It's a huge, huge decision," she said. "Do you stay and wait it out? Or do you stay until someone literally gets shot that's important to me? Because it's a really big risk. I mean, would you stay?"