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Quincy resident damages homes and vehicles in neighborhood shooting

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Photo of damage at the car and garage (Photo by Nikki Strackeljahn) Photo of damage at the car and garage (Photo by Nikki Strackeljahn)
Bullets in the car. (Photo by Nikki Strackeljahn) Bullets in the car. (Photo by Nikki Strackeljahn)
Jamie Farthing Jamie Farthing
QUINCY, Ill. (WGEM) -

Residents in Quincy are concerned about neighborhood safety after police arrested a man for shooting at their homes and vehicles Friday night. 

Erin Reece lives across the street from where the shooting occurred.

"We thought we heard three different times some fireworks. There was one set of pops that didn't sound like fireworks," said Reece. 

It wasn't until she went outside that she noticed her property was damaged. 

"I thought it was a BB or pellet gun that had hit my husbands rear window, it turned out to be several gunshots to our house," said Reece. 

That's when she called the police. Officers arrived on scene at 421 Evergreen Drive W. where they arrested 45-year-old Jamie W. A. Farthing for aggravated discharge of a firearm. 

"He was apparently standing inside the house and shooting from inside the house to the outside," said Reece. 

Neighbors nearby by said they were worried about safety.

"It scares me to think that guns are being fired out in the public in this neighborhood. I don't want bullets and drugs in this neighborhood especially with my children," said Nikki Strackeljahn.

Strackeljahn said she is now considering to start a neighborhood watch. 

"I am a stay at home mom. I have a two-year-old and a four-year-old and with the possibility of bullets coming and hitting my house it really scares me and I want to know exactly why this incident occurred and how to avoided it in the future," said Strackeljahn.

Reece said she never expected to be a victim of an act like this. 

"It makes you think about the fact that anything can happen at anytime. What you see on TV can actually be happening in your driveway," said Reece.

Several homes and cars on the street were damaged. Farthing was placed in Adams County Jail. 

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