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Shots fired into home; reward set for suspect
SoVaNow.com / January 16, 2014The Halifax Police Department is offering a $500 reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction after a suspect or suspects fired five rounds of ammunition into a town residence on Jan. 3 around 8:51 p.m.
According to Police Chief Kevin Lands, residents of a home on 1015 Back Street called the 911 Center that night to report that someone had just fired a gun at the living room window of the home.
Officers with the Halifax Police Department responded and immediately secured the scene. None of the residents inside the house was injured.
By the time police arrived, the shooting suspect had fled the area in a vehicle.
Residents of the home said they did not spot the person or persons who did the shooting, but they did hear the engine of a vehicle rev up and tires squealing as the vehicle sped from Back Street onto North Main Street.
At that point, the residents told police, it was unknown which direction the vehicle was headed.
Halifax police received assistance collecting evidence at the scene from a detective with the Halifax County Sheriff’s Department. They determined that five rounds were fired from a handgun into the living room.
Lands said that to his knowledge, nothing like this has occurred in town before, and he is committed to getting to the bottom of the incident.
Lands added that he is also working with the property owner who rents the house to the residents, as well as with the local Social Service Department, since there was a 10 year old juvenile inside at the time the shots were fired.
The area is under increased police surveillance, he said.
CommentsGuess this wouldn't have been 2 weeks old if it happened in a more desirable neighborhood. Can't even pay some people to care.
- By mh on 01 / 16 / 14
CommentsThat sounds like another good reason to exercise your 2nd amendment right. What would have happened if the menace had decided to kick the door in and fire directly at a resident. Unless the police know some fancy trick like the State Farm agents from those tv commercials I would suggest keeping some law and order on your nightstand.
- By God given not government given on 01 / 17 / 14
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