Police received the call reporting shots fired at 3:13 a.m. Monday in the area of Webster Street and Llewelyn Avenue, a mere “couple hundred yards” from the site of the Sunday afternoon shooting, according to South Boston Police Chief Bryan Young.
“A residence and at least one vehicle had been struck multiple times by gunfire,” Young related. “The house was struck multiple times and the vehicle was struck multiple times.”
No one was injured in the early Monday morning shooting incident. However, Young said multiple people were at the residence at the time it was struck by gunfire. Police recovered multiple cartridge cases from the area.
The police chief urges town residents, in particular those living in the area of the shootings, to be hyper vigilant and report any suspicious activity to law enforcement.
“We ask folks specifically in the area to be aware of their surroundings,” Young stated. “If they see anything out of the ordinary, give us a call,” Young said.
The police chief urges anyone with any information about the recent shootings to call the police department, noting callers may remain anonymous.
“We would really benefit from assistance from the public. Don’t assume we have the information you have,” Young stated. “We know incidents like this get addressed much more quickly when the community rallies.”
Young told The Gazette — at this time — he didn't have reason to believe the shootings were gang-related.
Anyone with information is asked to call the police department at 434-575-7203.
Miranda Baines is a staff writer for The Gazette-Virginian. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.