Around 11:20pm last night my husband and I heard a loud explosion outside that seemed to be coming from the street up a bit. We were in our room in our apartment. I thought a transformer exploded. But then we heard it again, and then 2 seconds later again. My husband told me "that's definitely gun shots". We heard about 7 shots fired 2-3 seconds apart in succession. You could tell it wasn't someone shooting at someone wildly. We live in a suburban part of town where people are not allowed to fire guns willy-nilly a 11pm at night. I called the non-emergency number and they sent a squad car out to investigate. My husband knows a little bit about guns and said it sounded like a pump-action shot gun - because of the sound it made and how loud it was.
Do people hunt with these type of shot guns? With what I described, do you think it was someone showing off a gun to someone? If you were to hear this in your neighborhood would you be scared?
We're trying to figure out what it was and why we heard it. I was pretty startled by it.