SUFFOLK, Va. (WAVY) – The three people who were injured Wednesday evening in a shooting on South 10th Street in Suffolk have been treated and released from local hospitals, police said.
A 60-year-old woman, a 40-year-old woman and a 19-year-old man, all from the same residence, were taken to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, according to police, and two residences and a car were also damaged by bullets.
A neighbor tells 10 On Your Side his 84-Year-Old mother was almost a fourth victim.
Everett Stagg’s mother usually sits in a chair right beside their door after dinner each night so she can look outside.
Thankfully, she got up about five minutes before the shooting, but he said this incident hit way too close to home.
“There’s a big hole there, and then we have the one that come through the front door and also through the storm door,” Stagg said. “Had she not went to the restroom it would’ve actually hit her.”
Stagg said his family has lived in this home for 38 years, and some of their neighbors have lived here even longer. He said he hopes the violence stops soon.
“You don’t know where its coming from and who its directed at,” Stagg said. “It’s just bad that these innocent people, innocent seniors, fear in their own home now and something needs to be done about it.”
Police said Thursday that a preliminary investigation has indicated there were multiple shooters, and that “the incident was not a random act of violence.” Police said they have no suspects identified at this time, and they continue to investigate the shooting.
Police said they found multiple shell casings at the scene, and they said no one in the other residence was injured.
Suffolk Police said the Suffolk 911 Center received several calls for service for shots fired in the area of the 100 block of S. 10th St., just off of East Washington Street, with one call stating that several people were suffering gunshot wounds.
Anyone with information about the incident can contact the Suffolk Police via its website and look for the Suffolk Crime Line Link or go to its Facebook page. or the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.