KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- "The boom, boom, boom, boom, boom, boom, boom," suddenly woke me and my son up. Yeah, we were really scared man," said a man who lives across the hall from a Kansas City apartment police say was the scene of a violent crime.
Around three Friday morning police say the gunfire repeatedly rang out at the apartment building near the corner of Gladstone and Scarritt on the city's northeast side.
"Man this has been a safe, quiet place since I moved here almost two years ago," says a man who lives at the building with his eight year old son.
"Right now, my boy is still shaking. He's scared and staying with my auntie. He doesn't want to come back home," the man told FOX 4's Robert Townsend during an interview Friday.
Another neighbor so afraid he asked us to not reveal his name as well.
"It sounded like a loud bang, like somebody fell down the stairs. It woke me up," the tenant said.
One tenant tells FOX 4 the first guy, who claimed to be an electrician and wore an electrical belt got inside the building, he then let the second man, dressed in all black and a hoodie, in through a back door.
Police say the pair then rushed upstairs to the fourth floor, ambushed the victim and fired almost two dozen gunshots. Bullets riddled the victim's apartment door, nearby walls and the ceiling above the man's unit. Pools of blood and blood stains could also be seen.
Late Friday two detectives with the Kansas City Police Department returned to the scene looking for any possible evidence and a possible motive for the violent shooting that left the victim shot in his face and buttocks.
"I'm just ready to start looking for me a new place," one tenant told Townsend