FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 28, 2021
On June 27, 2021, at 4:47 p.m., Charlottesville Police Department officers responded for shots fired in the 300 block of Riverside Avenue.
Upon arrival, officers located multiple shell casings and a white sedan overturned on its side. Witnesses reported unknown subjects shooting at an occupied vehicle parked on Riverside Avenue. The driver of the vehicle attempted to leave the area but struck another vehicle, causing it to overturn. No injuries were reported from the shooting or the crash, despite the vehicle being struck by gunfire. The suspects left the area on foot. A separate unoccupied vehicle was struck by gunfire in addition to a residence on Riverside Avenue.
This is the 185th call for shots fired since January 1, 2021, and the 45th call for shots fired in the month of June.
It is unknown at this time if this shooting is related to an early morning shooting on Friday, June 25, 2021, in the 800 block of Hardy Drive. Gunfire was reported at 1:10 a.m. Two apartments in the Westhaven Apartment complex were struck by gunfire, as well as multiple parked vehicles. One bullet entered the bedroom of a child, lodging in the headboard of their bed. The child was sleeping in a separate bedroom with their parents, due to the numerous incidents involving gunfire in the area. Additionally, a residence at the Standard apartments in the 800 block of West Main Street was struck by gunfire. No one was home at the time.
Both cases remain under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to 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