Person Shot; Bullets Hit Home

By: Venton Blandin
By: Venton Blandin

June 10, 2006

Charlottesville City Police officers are now looking into a early morning shooting. So far, the investigation shows one person was hit, but suggests there could be another victim.

Police have confirmed that one person was shot on Gordon Avenue at 12th Street. The investigation continues as it would with any other case, but it now it's expanding because bullet holes were found sprayed across a home more than a block away from where the shooting happened. People who live in that home are wondering why.

"I'm pretty cool right now, but I 'm upset because people have to resort to shooting with guns and stuff," said Jayme Crawford.

Charlottesville City Police says someone shot at the home of Crawford early Saturday morning. They are linking the bullet holes in her home to a shooting on Gordon Avenue near 12th Street where they found rounds.

"At least three of them struck her house, and one of them struck her car," said Sergeant Michael Farruggio of the Charlottesville Police Department.

Those holes tell police at least four shots were fired. Shots that were not noticed until early Saturday afternoon. Crawford recalls hearing gun shots the previous night, but was not sure.

"I really wasn't going to come outside and really look, because if it was was a gunshot I did not want to be the person that gets shot," said Crawford.

One of the shots did hit someone, and that victim is expected to live.

Police quickly set-up shop to collect evidence near Crawford's home. Investigators measured references points to connect the dots between the two shootings.

"This allows us to see...the angle from where the gunshots were fired, and where they were shooting to," added Sgt. Farruggio.

Knowing that will help police create a picture of the scene. A picture which seems blurry when it comes to reason.

Police believe there is more than one person who was hurt from this shooting, and wants the public to give them a call. The shooting happened in a tight-knit community, so police believe someone knows what happened.

Anyone with information on the shooting should call Crimestoppers at (434) 977-4000.

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