Va. Beach police searching for Jeep possibly used in unprovoked drive-by shootings

Virginia Beach

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — Police are looking to identify a vehicle that may have been involved in several shootings into occupied vehicles.

According to police, there have been four reported cases in the Princess Anne Road and Newtown Road areas since Feb. 15. The victims told police that they were shot at by someone from another vehicle.

“When you’re driving down the road, the last thing that you would even think is that you would be the target of this sort of crime,” Virginia Beach Police Public Affairs Officer Linda Kuehn told WAVY.

The incidents occurred between midnight and 5 a.m. Kuehn said that the shootings were all unprovoked.

“We want to stop this before anybody gets hurt,” she said.

Kuehn said the three shootings on Feb. 15 happened in the 200 Block of Consul Drive, the 5800 block of Susquehanna Drive and the 100 block of Newtown Road. There was a fourth shooting on another night on Princess Anne Road and Parliament Drive.

Each of the vehicles sustained damage from the gunfire but there have been no reports of physical injuries to any of the victims.

The suspect vehicle has been described to be a dark colored, older model Jeep Cherokee.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP (1-888-562-5887) or submit a tip online.

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