GLOUCESTER, Va. (WAVY) — An 18-year-old woman was fatally shot and a 20-year-old man was shot in the leg overnight in a reported home invasion on Bufflehead Drive in Gloucester, the Gloucester County Sheriff’s Office says.
Deputies responded just after 2 a.m. to the 4300 block of Bufflehead, in the Carters Cove subdivision.
The 18-year-old, identified as Skyler Merenda, was pronounced dead at the scene.
The 20-year-old survived, but didn’t know who the suspect was, deputies say. He and Merenda had recently been staying at the home.
Neighbors tell 10 On Your Side incidents like this don’t happen in their quiet neighborhood. One woman said she hoped law enforcement will find the suspect.
The case is being investigated with assistance from Virginia State Police and residents of the subdivision are being asked to review surveillance cameras for pedestrian or vehicle traffic between 1-2:30 a.m. on Monday.
If you have any information about this case, you can submit an anonymous tip by calling 1-888-LOCK-U-UP, downloading the P3 tips app to a mobile device, or visiting www.P3tips.com and submitting a tip.