20 shots fired in Hopewell drive-by shooting send woman to the hospital


HOPEWELL, Va. (WRIC) — A woman was injured in a drive-by shooting in Hopewell this morning.

According to police, officers responded to the 700 block of Davisville St. at 3:40 a.m. for a report of shots fired. Police said a woman showed up at John Randolph Medical Center with a gunshot wound to her left arm. The woman’s injuries were not life-threatening.

The shooting took place in the Davisville Bland Court of the Hopewell Redevelopment and Housing Authority.

Hopewell police said the woman was driving her car in the area with her child in the rear seat when someone in another car shot at her multiple times, hitting her car. Officers ultimately found more than 20 spent casings in the area. The child was not injured.

The shooter was driving a white SUV.

According to HPD, the motive of the shooting is unknown.

The Hopewell Police Department Criminal Investigation Unit is investigating. Anyone who may have witnessed any activity in the 700 block of Davisville St. or may have been in the area at the time is asked to contact Detective Sergeant David Hirn of the Hopewell Criminal Investigations Unit at (804) 541-2284.

Anyone with information who would like to remain anonymous may contact the Hopewell Prince George Crime solvers hotline in Hopewell at (804) 541-2202.

This is a developing story, stay with 8News for updates.

Photo: Tyler Thrasher/WRIC
Photo: Tyler Thrasher/WRIC
Photo: Tyler Thrasher/WRIC

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