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Waynesboro Police Investigating Possible Drive-By Shooting

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Waynesboro police are investigating what they are calling a possible drive-by shooting.

Police were first called to a report of shots fired on the 100 block of Henry Avenue just before 8:00 Thursday evening.  An hour later, a homeowner discovered that her house and vehicle had been struck by gunfire.  None of the bullets entered the home, which had five people inside.

The shooting took place on the same block where a house was spray painted with racial slurs two nights ago.


City of Waynesboro MEDIA RELEASE

The Waynesboro Police Department is investigating a shooting that occurred in the 100 block of Henry Ave in the early evening of November 15, 2012. At approximately 7:50 PM, officers responded to area in the Wayne Hills section of the city for a report of several shots being fired. When the officers arrived, they did not immediately find any damage or injuries from gunfire. Nonetheless, they maintained a presence in the area due to recent criminal activity on that particular block.

Approximately an hour later, a resident arrived home and discovered the back window of a 1988 GMC pick-up truck parked on her property had been shot out. Upon closer inspection of the scene, officers and the residents found six additional bullet holes located in the front of house. None of the bullets penetrated the home's stucco siding. At the time of the initial call of the shooting, there were three adults and two children, aged three years and eleven months, in the home. Also, officers shut down the stretch of Henry Ave in front of the residence in an attempt to locate evidence. They found twelve shell casings from a small caliber handgun in the street covering an area of nearly 150 feet.

Presently, there are no suspects in this case.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Waynesboro Police Department at (540) 942-6675 or Central Shenandoah Crime Stoppers at 1(800)322-2017. Information given to Crime Stoppers may be given anonymously. Callers with information that lead to an arrest in this case are eligible for a cash reward of up to $1000.

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