BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. — Police in Boynton Beach are looking for a gunman who they say opened fire on two people Thursday evening.
The shooting happened off of Seacrest Boulevard, just north of Northwest 14th Avenue, along Northwest First Court.
Police said the gunfire was aimed at two people, but no one was hurt.
"It just happened so fast. I don't know what to do," Julian Gonzalez, who was napping and woke up to the sound of gunfire, said. "I don't know who he was shooting at, but when they say, 'Get down,' and I got down, and I don't even know, so I got down."
He said he heard eight to nine shots fired.
Police closed off roads around the block between Northwest 14th Avenue and Northwest 17th Avenue.
Galaxy Elementary and Poinciana Elementary schools were both placed on a code yellow.
Shell casings could be seen on the road as investigators searched a white sedan and a four-wheeler.
The shooter was still at large as of 7 p.m. Thursday, but police said it was an isolated incident, and there was no danger to the public.
"I just told my husband that maybe we need to move because this is not the first time it's happened before," one concerned mother who didn't want to be identified for safety reasons said.
"It's scary, especially if you have young ones."
She said the neighborhood is filled with families and children but said it's become more dangerous over the years.
"We always walk up the street, so I was even telling my neighbor, 'Imagine if me and my children were taking a walk and something like this happened, where would we be right now?'" the mother said.
She's now hoping that police can increase patrol in the area and would like to see speed bumps placed along Northwest 14th Avenue to deter what she said is a speeding problem in the area.
"If they would be here more often instead of waiting till something happens ... it would be much better," the mother said.
Police said shootings in that area are a common crime and that they have officers stationed in zones throughout the county.
They said an officer who was in the area heard the shooting, which led to the response.