HOLY **** I've never heard gunshots before, but that just changed an hour ago. I was sitting on the couch watching the game when all of a sudden I heard four or five LOUD bangs, VERY close by. For a second I thought it was my loud neighbor upstairs banging on something, then realized it couldn't be since the sound wasn't muffled. I immediately thought someone was pounding on my apartment door with a maglite but was hesitant to go look since I knew I haven't done anything wrong. I then peeked out the peephole, saw nobody, then went outside and peeked out the front door of the building (I live in the back facing the parking lot, ground floor unfortunately but it was all that was available in January in MN) and saw the whole neighborhood standing outside looking around, then I knew right away it must've been gun shots. I went back in and worked to the back of the building, peeked outside that door and everyone was outside in the parking lot by then so I went out too. Turns out one neighbor, though he didn't see the actual shooting, saw a crappy old Econoline van with three black guys backed into a spot in our apartment's parking lot. He then heard the shots and saw one of them run and jump into the van and then they took off. Luckily the neighbor got most/all of the license plate and a good description of the vehicle. One car got both the rear passenger window and the front driver's door window blown out...looking at the line of where the bullet went, if the girl had been sitting in it getting ready to leave, it would've went right through her head/neck and killed her. Another car, an empty space away, has two bullet holes in the passenger front door. Here's the thing. The two cars that got shot were the two RIGHT outside our apartment; as in, a slightly different angle on any of those bullets and it would've been right through our kitchen or living room window, possibly in my wife's or my head. Literally. The shooting was literally right in the direction of our apartment. Since nobody saw the actual shooting itself, we have no idea what they were shooting at or if someone was running around the side of the building. I was sitting on the couch right in front of one of the windows, it could've been me. My wife at the time was in the bedroom sleeping thankfully. What's scary to think is that it must've been a targeted shooting, since the guys were actually parked in our parking lot and one guy was outside of the car doing the shooting. We are under our lease until January, but **** this. I've got a case number from the police, I'm going to the leasing office first thing tomorrow morning and telling them we are terminating the lease on our terms as soon as we find a new place because we don't feel safe, especially being that it was right at our apartment specifically, and we want our full deposit back. I feel like I have a pretty watertight case to get out of the lease; I would think if the apartment company were smart they would just say sure and let the lease slide and let us out, because I will take them to court and it's going to be pretty easy to prove my case that I don't feel safe otherwise. Shooken up. The window on the ground level in front of the black Jetta is my living room window, where I was sitting on the couch. The window on the left is my kitchen, which was right in line of the bullet through the Jetta's window.