Burlington police canvassing neighborhoods to solve shootings into homes

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BURLINGTON, N.C. -- Wednesday morning, another home in Burlington was shot into. According to police, that makes at least 15 shootings into homes for the city in 2016 to date.

Sgt. Drew Gerringer said the most recent one occurred on North Mebane Street and that an innocent person's home was the one hit.

Gerringer said some officers have shifted their schedules to work later into the nights, when the shootings typically happen, to try and put a stop to them.

Thursday, he said officers would spend all evening canvassing the neighborhoods where tips have led them.

"The community has actually been very, very helpful," Gerringer said. "Several individuals have called Crime Stoppers and given us some credible tips. We've gotten several descriptions of individuals and vehicles that have been involved."

Gerringer said, though, even with tips the crimes are difficult to solve.

"It's actually a needle in a stack of needles," he said. "It's difficult. But that's what police work is all about. It's actually the boots on the ground that go out and gather the intel, do the follow-ups, is what solves cases."

To report any information about the shootings into homes, you can contact Crime Stoppers at (336) 229-7100. All calls are anonymous.

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