The "Big Decompression" in Lake City
Neighbors say it's too much too soon.
The Lake City father and daughter shot in a drive-by Thursday night have been released from the hospital.
The shots rang close enough to those still on edge over a shooting last week; one that may have been much worse if a neighbor wasn't nosey.
"He was watching over us, protecting us from harms way," said Angela Williams of Lake City.
Williams says angels were with her last week.
"When he came out, he could have turned around and shot us," she said.
Williams lives next door to the now boarded up home, that was surrounded by SWAT teams and helicopters just a week ago.
"This big decompression that everyone is going through, its going to take a little time, it's not something at the snap of a finger is going to go away," said Captain John Blanchard with the Lake City Police Department.
The havoc Jesse Custer, 26, brought to a neighborhood before taking his life, is still being investigated by the state.
Custer shot three officers responding to a domestic violence call, then barricading himself inside his ex-wife's house before making it his tomb.
Williams missed all the action; she was on her way to a doctors appointment in Gainesville when shots were fired.
Before they left the house, Williams says her husband noticed something suspicious going on in the neighbor's driveway.
"Guns going in the house...him taking the guns in the house," she said.
About a half hour before the shootings took place, Williams says her husband reported what he saw to the police: Custer transporting weapons from his trunk to the house.
Police wouldn't comment on details, but encourage a "see something, say something" policy.
"I would say people should be more cautious, pay attention to their surroundings. When you do things like that, you're less likely to become a victim," said Blanchard.
Williams says after 30 years in the neighborhood, she finally knows her neighbors.
"I made it a pattern to go over and meet my other neighbors because I didn't know them and I didn't know their names," she said.
According to police, the three officers are all out of the hospital and recovering at home.
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