'Numerous shots' fired at Milwaukee police officers, nobody injured

CREATED Aug 15, 2014 - UPDATED: Aug 15, 2014

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  • Image by Shannon Sims

  • Image by Shannon Sims

MILWAUKEE - Imagine resting on the couch and feeling your home shake with the sound of gunfire - that is exactly what one woman said she experienced.

"I feel like a hostage in my own home."

Because of fear for her family, she asked that we not identify her. Her sentiment is felt by many living on North 30th Street, where police came under fire. The officers were attempting to serve a search warrant on a duplex.

"This was a family home before you tried to turn it into a drug house."

Milwaukee Police, along with the ATF, ignited a flash bang grenade before entering the lower level. Chief Ed Flynn says someone inside fired shots at the officers - but his officers never returned fire and no one was hit.

"When I heard the shots I grabbed my six, eighteen year old and we ran into the room. Something told me to come to the front and that is when I saw the riot raid truck and the ATF. I was actually happy once I saw that, I was relieved."

Long time resident Mimi Harrell admits her neighborhood has changed.

"These new people just mess everything up, it had been peaceful and quiet around here."

Meanwhile back at 477,  city crews boarded up the windows and front door.

A sign for one neighbor that she is no longer a prisoner in her own home.