‘We were all in disbelief’: Prince George County family on edge after ‘numerous bullets’ fired into home


PRINCE GEORGE COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — A Prince George family is on edge after someone shot into their home Tuesday night, with one bullet barely missing their son’s head.

Prince George County Police arrived at a home in the 12000 block of Johnson Road at 10:50 p.m. on Oct. 1 for reports of “shots fired.” It is believed that an unknown number of suspects “fired numerous bullets into a residence,” police said.

Jeremy Thompson told 8News he and his family were inside the home when the string of bullets were fired. “We heard a loud noise and didn’t know what it was at first and then realized the house had been shot at multiple times.”

Police said that no one was hurt.

“We were all in disbelief trying to figure out what was going on and why we were shot at,” Thompson said.

“If you think it can’t happen to you, you’re mistaken,” Thompson added.

Authorities recovered 11 cartridge cases from the house.

He told 8News he didn’t how traumatic the incident was “and it really messes with people’s emotions and how they live their day-to-day life wondering if it’s gonna happen again or can I go out my door and not worry about it.”

It’s why Thompson said the family will have trouble sleeping for the next few nights.

“My family is worried that (somebody) may come back to do something.”

An ongoing investigation is underway. Anyone with information regarding this incident to call the Prince George Police Department at (804) 733-2773 or Crime Solvers at 733-2777.

Stay with 8News for updates to this developing story.

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