Police arrest man in connection with multiple Hopewell shootings

Police arrest man in connection with multiple Hopewell shootings
On Friday, police arrested Raphael Gholson, 30, on a felony warrant for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. (Source: Mike Langford)

HOPEWELL, Va. (WWBT) - Hopewell police have made an arrest in connection with several shootings that left at least two people injured on Wednesday.

The shootings started around 1 p.m. when a man was shot on Wakefield Street. An hour later, a home on Maclin Circle was found riddled with bullets.

Then, police were called to the area of Huntington Court around 9:30 p.m. after getting a report of multiple shots fired.

At the scene, police found a woman inside a home with a non-life-threatening gunshot-related injury to her leg. She was taken to the hospital for treatment.

Officers also found a man who also had a non-life-threatening gunshot-related injury to the leg inside another home in the same area. That victim was also taken to the hospital.

On Friday, police arrested Raphael Gholson, 30, on a felony warrant for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Police have not said if his arrest is in connection with all the reported shootings that day.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at (804) 541-2284 or Crimesolvers at (804) 541-2202.

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