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Neighbors outraged over transitional housing for parolees

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One day after a triple shooting left two men dead and one injured, neighbors living near the scene have learned the home where the shootings took place was a transitional home for parolees.

The Michigan Department of Corrections confirmed the home on the 1400 block of South Michigan was used as a halfway house for prisoner reentry into society.

Neighbors said they were unaware of this until TV5 told them.

"You never know where they are going to put these things," said Dennis Sayers.

Sayers and neighbor Robert Peters say they both make it a point to know who and what is going on in their neighborhood.

"It's concerning because I didn't know anything about it," said Peters.

Several other residents, who didn't want to speak on camera, told TV5 that they too were unaware of this transitional housing nearby.

Peters wonders why this information is not available to residents.

TV5's Gino Vicci spoke with the Michigan Department of Corrections and was told a list of transitional housing does exist, but the list is not public information.

"If you have an address, we can confirm it's a transitional housing for parolees but we will not release a list to the public," said Russ Marylan, a spokesperson for MDOC.

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