‘A whistle and it hit the house’: Resident describes Chesapeake house being shot up


CHESAPEAKE, Va. (WAVY) — A Chesapeake family is living in fear after gunshots hit their Chesapeake home and their vehicle. 

Andrea and John Cotton live along Sign Pine road in Chesapeake, and on Saturday their 12-year-old son alerted them to a bullet hole in their SUV.

“He pointed to the car and said ‘what happened to your car?” Cotton said. “It looked like a gunshot.”

Andrea next called her husband, John, out to look at the car.

“We heard another gunshot and my husband heard a whistle and it hit the house,” Cotton said. “It’s shocking and scary.”

The Chesapeake Police Department did arrive to the scene and 10 On Your Side has reached out for more information.

The couple does not have any neighbors across the street and didn’t see any vehicles in the area at the time. They also don’t believe they were targeted. 

“I don’t think that the person who did this knew that they did it,” Cotton said. “What they did was really dangerous and their are safer ways to enjoy gun ownership.”

The couple said target practice has occurred in neighboring properties before, but never has a bullet hit their property.  

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