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Posted on: May 3, 2021

[ARCHIVED] CPD Investigating 4 Weekend Shootings; 1 Person Shot as Gun Violence Continues in Charlottesville

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May 3, 2021

On April 30, 2021, at 12:12 a.m. Charlottesville Police Officers responded to the 1900 block of Swanson Drive for gun shots and a female screaming for help.  The female was uninjured, and evidence recovered from the scene.

On April 30, 2021, at 10:20 p.m., officers responded to the 800 block of Hardy Drive for reports of heavy gunfire.  Gun shots continued to be fired as numerous calls came into the Emergency Communications Center. CPD Officers discovered approximately 50 handgun and rifle casings on the scene.  

Multiple apartments and 4 vehicles in the Westhaven community were struck by gunfire. Additionally, bullets struck an apartment at the Standard on West Main Street, narrowly missing a person sitting in their bedroom.  

Witnesses stated a rap video was being filmed on a playground of Westhaven when multiple subjects opened fire on the group. A Charlottesville resident was struck by the gunfire and transported to UVA Hospital for treatment.  The victim is currently in stable condition.

On May 1, 2021, at 1:22 a.m., officers responded to the 100 block of Longwood Drive for gun shots.   Officers discovered multiple handgun and rifle casings on the scene.  Two townhomes were struck by the gunfire.  A white sedan of unknown make and model was observed in the area just prior to the gunfire. No injuries were reported.  

On May 1, 2021, at 9:00 AM, officers respond to the 500 block of 12th Street NW for the report of gunshots into a residence.  A bullet that traveled through a window was recovered inside the residence. No injuries were reported.  

These cases remain under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Charlottesville Police Department at (434) 970-3280, or Crime Stoppers at (434) 977-4000. A reward of up to $1,000 is available for information leading to an arrest.

Every person is entitled to a presumption of innocence until their guilt is proven beyond a reasonable doubt.

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Tyler Hawn
Public Information Officer
Charlottesville Police Department


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