Hopewell Police investigate shooting that injured one on Poplar Street
Officers found over 40 spent bullet casings on scene.
HOPEWELL, Va. (WWBT) - Police in Hopewell are investigating a shooting that injured one person on Poplar Street Thursday night.
On Nov. 10, around 7:10 p.m., police were called for shots fired in the 2800 block of Poplar Street.
Officers found over 40 spent cartridge casings when they arrived on the scene. Two houses and two vehicles were struck by gunfire.
While collecting the evidence, police were then notified of a person shot who was inside one of the residences.
The victim suffered a non-life-threatening injury and is now receiving treatment at the hospital.
The investigation is ongoing at this time.
Hopewell Police Chief AJ Starke posted a statement on his Facebook page asking for the community’s help, saying in part:
“I am disturbed by the increase of violent crime in our city. Although it is true that other localities are experiencing the same uptick, it is deeply disheartening to witness the senseless actions of a few and the impact it has on us all. We must make a conscious decision to pull together in order to let the criminals know that we are sick and tired of being sick and tired.”
Anyone with information can call the Hopewell Criminal Investigations Unit at 804-541-2284.
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