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Posted on: March 13, 2021

Bullet Narrowly Misses Sleeping Child During Shots Fired Incident

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 13, 2021


At 7:00 a.m. on March 13, 2021, Charlottesville Police Officers responded to a disorder with shots fired in the 800 block of Hardy Drive.  A randomly fired bullet traveled two blocks and struck a house in the 800 block of Anderson Street.  The bullet narrowly missed a child asleep in their bed.

There have been multiple shots fired calls over the past few days in the City of Charlottesville.  On March 8th, just after midnight, over a dozen shots were fired in the 700 block of Prospect Avenue.  Multiple shell casings were found at the scene.  No one was injured.

On March 12, 2021, Officers responded to the 900 block of Nassau Street for a report of 8-10 shots fired.  A car of unknown make/model was heard leaving the area at a high rate of speed.  No one was injured.

These cases remain under investigation.  If you have any information, please contact the Charlottesville Police Department at 434-970-3280 or Crime Stoppers at 434-977-4000.  A reward of up to $1,000 is available for information leading to an arrest.

Media Contact
Tyler Hawn
Public Information Officer
Charlottesville Police Department
434-409-3439
hawnto@charlottesville.gov

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