Residents fearful after drive by shooting in Yuma


Residents fearful after drive by shooting in Yuma


Yuma, Ariz. (13 On Your Side) "None of them got any sleep last night," said a resident. 

Though he does not want his face shown on camera out of fear of retaliation, a local man says he and his neighbors were forced to sleep with one eye open after shots rang throughout his Foothills neighborhood.

"I was pretty freaked out at first. I ran outside and I did see a few other people outside. I didn't know what was going on. I ran over to my neighbors to make sure they were okay."

He saw a car cruising up and down his street, then minutes later he saw another man running across his backyard.

"All I saw was one person running in my yard and within minutes a neighbor called me and said they saw someone running in their yard. This man wasn't in the vehicle or anywhere near the vehicle."

Shortly after Yuma County Sheriff's Deputies arrived they saw the same car circling the neighborhood.

Deputies pulled over the vehicle.

They let the driver go after questioning, but arrested 21-year-old Victor Medina. They found two guns inside of the car.

Medina is a convicted felon and is prohibited from possessing a gun.

Still residents believe a 3rd man seen running through their yards is also involved.

We asked deputies if that was the case. They tell us there is no evidence suggesting at this time that there's a third suspect involved.

Meanwhile this resident says while they do not have an official neighborhood watch, residents will do what they always do, look out for each others safety.

"Like I said the minute it happened we were all out checking on each other to see what was going on- We always check on one another."

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