NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) - Crews responded to a fire at a Norfolk apartment complex Friday that was the scene of a violent home invasion last month.
According to Mike Hicks with the Norfolk Fire Department, firefighters were dispatched to the 7800 block of San Antonio Boulevard at approximately 8 p.m.
Hicks said the fire involved one vacant downstairs apartment, which was deemed uninhabitable. The fire also damaged other apartments in the complex with slight smoke damage.
A woman living in the complex told officials she had heard someone breaking into an apartment and yelled at him. The fire was called shortly after that incident, Hicks said.
"The neighbors complained that there have been several break ins, the police department has told us there's been gunshot victims here at this particular address... and there's been some unsavory dealings with this neighborhood in general," Hicks told WAVY.com.
Hicks said a gunshot victim was found in the vacant unit earlier this week.
In addition, the area was the site of a violent home invasion April 13 that sent five individuals to the hospital with gunshot wounds. Two men were arrested in connection with that incident.
Hicks said only one person was injured during the fire, when they tripped on a fire hose and skinned their hands and knees.
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