CREATED Jul. 8, 2013
Omaha, NE - "Gunshots ringing into my house is what I'm afraid of now." While neighbors work outside, kids ride their bikes through this, quiet, North Omaha neighborhood.
"We've just been here, like I said a couple months and just hearing about it, just scares me now."
One block from Lisa Krueger's home, Omaha police found Annette Plater dead inside of her Saturday morning.
Plater is just one of nine victims shot over the weekend. After yet another round of violence, the scene in North Omaha today, is much different.
"We've been here since, 1982."
Delena Winston grew up in her family home at 31st and Franklin, just steps away from where her sister, Annette, was shot and killed.
"I don't blame the neighborhood for crime, I blame the people, that bring the crime to the area."
She says these streets have always been peaceful and neighbors friendly. A place where you could walk without fear.
"This is a good community we just have to focus on the building up. My mom wants me to put out flowers and stuff and encourage this area so it's, not so much as depressing."
Winston and her family are just one of many in Omaha dealing with loss this summer.
"Is it really this serious, that you would have to take a life for whatever the purpose was? Is it this serious? Is that what America has come to?"
While she hopes her sister's killer will be caught, or come forward; to her, this neighborhood is home.