Charlottesville PD Investigating Gordon Avenue Shooting
Charlottesville police are searching for the people who fired shots in the area of Gordon Avenue on Tuesday evening.
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) - Police are looking for the people who shot up a Charlottesville neighborhood.
The shootings happened about 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 7, near the intersection of 11th Street and Gordon Avenue.
No one in the area was hurt, but neighbors say several people began shooting at each other in the middle of the street with children around.
"Just all of a sudden we hear this pop, pop, pop, pop, pow,” said Lutticia Wilhite, who lives near the shooting.
"I went to the door and I looked and I’d seen two boys shooting back and forth up to somebody up the street and then they ran down the street,” said Jayme Crawford.
Crawford's minivan, which she just paid off, was struck by a bullet.
Her mother's home was also struck and this isn't the first time it's happened.
"I’m tired of it. My daughter could have been out here playing, all these kids could have been out here playing, there were kids out here playing,” Crawford said.
Investigators spent much of the evening interviewing witnesses, collecting evidence, and trying to piece together exactly what happened and why.
Regardless of why, the message from the neighborhood to those responsible is stop the violence.
"Stop fighting, stop shooting. Put your hands up, do something else other than shooting,” Crawford said.
The University of Virginia sent out a community-wide alert almost immediately after the incident.
At this time there is no description of the people involved and police say no arrests have been made.