Violent fights, shootings and drug sales are a common occurrence at the complex, residents said. The area also is fraught with gang activity.
Several residents said they live in fear because of the violence, but never talk to police because they are afraid of gangs.
They said children who live at the complex stay indoors or on front porches, close to their parents.
Will Rogers Courts is a 348-unit public housing complex at 1620 Heyman St., said Melanie Buckley, assistant executive director of the Oklahoma City Housing Authority.
A 24-hour security force patrols the area, Buckley said. Residents said they also see Oklahoma City and Oklahoma County authorities on patrol in the complex.