FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 27, 2021
On March 26, 2021, at 10:45 p.m., Charlottesville Police officers responded to the area of Friendship Court Apartments for multiple shots fired.
A vehicle of unknown make and model was reportedly seen fleeing the area at a high rate of speed. Multiple rifle and bullet casings were found at the scene. Additionally, two occupied apartment buildings and three vehicles were struck by bullets. No injuries were reported.
On March 27, 2021, at 12:23 a.m., CPD officers also responded to the 900 block of South 1st Street (CRHA) for shots fired. Multiple bullet casings were found at the scene. No injuries were reported
On March 27, 2021, at 12:25 a.m., CPD officers heard multiple gun shots being fired in the area of Barracks Road Shopping Center. This was followed by numerous calls from area residents reporting the same. No injuries were reported.
Although these cases remain under investigation, Chief Brackney stated, “The rise in gun violence must be condemned by every member of our community. It is not enough to hope, pray or be thankful that no one has been injured or killed. It must stop.”
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.
Public Information Officer
Charlottesville Police Department