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Bullets hit home in Anderson, family fears for safety

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Anderson County Sheriff's Office investigating after a home was hit by bullets late Saturday night. (Aug. 26, 2014/FOX Carolina) Anderson County Sheriff's Office investigating after a home was hit by bullets late Saturday night. (Aug. 26, 2014/FOX Carolina)
ANDERSON, SC (FOX Carolina) -

The Anderson County Sheriff's Office said a home sprayed with bullets may be related to a weekend shooting.

Anderson County deputies said they were investigating the Brooks Street shooting that happened just hours after a shooting outside of another home nearby on Belton Street.

Deputies said the owner of that home shot and killed 32-year-old Herman Scott, and they said evidence likely points to self-defense.

"We actually kind of came to the conclusion that the deceased person came to rob the homeowner," said Anderson County Sheriff John Skipper.

And victims living in the area say they're terrified that people will strike again.

A relative of the homeowner who shot Scott said another family member's home was hit by at least 17 bullets. The family said they believe they have a target on their backs.

"He's very shaken up; he's very worried. He's not sleeping," said a relative of the homeowner.

It's the same way another man felt after he was attacked while walking just up the road on Hall Street in April.

"They jumped on me, about three of them, hit me in the face and broke my jaw," said the victim, who did not want to be identified.

It's the same area where Brandon Willingham, a young rapper known as Jugg Money, was shot and killed in June.

"You hear gunshots all the time. You kind of get used to it, as long as it doesn't touch your family or your household," said a neighbor.

The sheriff's office has responded to at least nine incidents in the area since March, which included at least two shootings and five assaults.

The sheriff's office is still investigating the apparent attempted robbery and shooting that happened on Saturday.

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