That is entirely dependent on where you live and what is right for your neighborhood.Quote:
I am thinking I should call the police, but truly, what could they do? So what do you do in this situation?
The right answer for one place is not the right answer for another place.
Where I live, I hear gunfire of different sorts just about everyday. People shoot for recreation in their yards, people hunt, and its not uncommon to hear a shot in the middle of the night for a possum, armadillo, coyote or whatever, so its really not an issue.
Calling the cops for any of the above is a waste of time.
On the other hand, if you live in a neighborhood and you never hear a shot, that would be cause for alarm. Same in any kind of city environment. You have to look at the circumstances and common sense must be used. If you hear shots in a building, you know that isn't right so do what you must. Get clear and call the police to let them know.
There is no correct "blanket" answer, it's a big country and what it normal for one area is not normal for another.