Several vehicles struck by random gunfire in Richmond’s northside

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Several vehicles and at least one home were struck by random gunfire in Richmond’s northside early Wednesday morning.

Police said at approximately 4:20 a.m., several calls for random gunfire were reported in the 4100 block of North Avenue.


Officers arrived but found no suspects in the area.

Several bullets hit a vehicle belonging to area resident Carla Gary. She said one bullet even pierced her rear tire and, to make matters worse, another bullet struck her home.

1ea565c7336548a78a4b57526fdcccf9“They shot a bullet through my window!” Gary exclaimed. “That could’ve been me!”

Deborah Jones said her neighborhood sounded like a gunfight at the “O.K. Corral.”

“It’s sad because even though my bedroom is upstairs, bullets don’t have no name, so if anybody could’ve been in their kitchen or whatever, a bullet could’ve came through one of them and somebody could’ve gotten hit; an innocent bystander could’ve gotten hit,” Jones said.

Other vehicles had damage to rear windows consistent with being struck by gunfire.


Attempts at the time to locate the owners of the vehicles were unsuccessful, but officers left cards with the report number on the vehicles. Anyone who wishes to report damage to vehicles or property can call Fourth Precinct at (804) 646-4105 with the report number #201610190109.

Additionally, anyone with information on the random gunfire can also call Fourth Precinct or Crime Stoppers at 780-1000.

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