Police: Investigation underway after three homes shot

Three homes shot on six hours

HOPEWELL, Va. (WWBT) - Police say an investigation is underway after three separate homes were shot within six hours.

On Feb. 20 at approximately 6:35 p.m., officers responded to multiple calls about shots being fired at the 2500 block of Jackson Street.

“Pow, pow, pow and they just took off,” said a man who did not want to be identified.

The man said he was inside the home with his 77-year-old mom at the time of the shooting.

Officers canvassed the area and located a residence with several bullet holes. There are nearly a dozen bullet holes on the front and side of the home.

“I told my mom to sit back and let me call the police. I looked around and they took off. I heard the cars taking off,” The man said.

Luckily, nobody was hurt.

“Something has to be done for something like this. You could have killed innocent people. We haven’t done anything to anyone. We are at home minding our own business,” The Man said.

At 7:58 p.m., officers responded to the 500 block of South 18th Avenue after a caller reported that their residence was shot multiple times.

“It sounded like a war was going on. Lots of gunshots,” a neighbor said.

This home had damage to its side, and the bullets shattered a window and the glass of the front screen door.

According to police, a dark-colored SUV was seen leaving the area at high speed.

Those inside the home weren’t injured.

On Feb. 21 at 12:36 a.m., officers responded to the 800 block of Kenwood Avenue after a resident called saying their residence was also shot at.

Police say they were able to locate evidence from the location.

According to Chief Kamran Afzal, “The police department continues to work with our community partners and seeks your help in interrupting the violence."

Anyone with information should contact Crime Stoppers at 804-541-2202.

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