Gunshot sparks massive power outage in Henrico

Published: May. 3, 2017 at 9:38 AM EDT|Updated: May. 3, 2017 at 11:26 AM EDT
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HENRICO, VA (WWBT) - Thousands of Dominion customers lost power in Varina, and this could turn into a criminal case.

Dominion says everything was back to normal around 1 a.m. on Wednesday after 4,500 customers lost power. Roughly about 1,800 customers had their power back on right away, but it took about an hour to have the rest of the customers to get their power back.

Officials say the lights went out because someone shot Dominion equipment on Kingsland Road.

Back in February, someone also shot a transformer out on Kingsland Road. Security for Dominion does not believe the two shooting incidents are related.

A Dominion investigator is working with Henrico police in this incident.

There is no word yet if Henrico police will press charges.

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