‘Why?’ Elderly woman struck as shots ring out in Henrico neighborhood

Henrico County

HENRICO COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — An elderly woman is recovering in the hospital after several homes in Henrico were riddled with bullets Tuesday morning.

Henrico Police responded to Watts Lane in Henrico’s East End at 2:58 a.m. They found a woman had been hit by a bullet, suffering non-life threatening injuries.

The elderly woman’s caregiver told 8News that an 82-year-old was sleeping when she was shot in the arm through her bedroom window.

“She was like my arm is wet and it’s hurting,” Vanessa Rice said. “When I turned her light on, there was blood on her and on the bed. When I looked around, there were all these gunshots in her wall.”

Vanessa Rice was one of the four people inside the home at the time. She said she considers herself very fortunate that things didn’t turn out worse.

“We’re very thankful,” Rice said. we’re very thankful and blessed. It shouldn’t happen.”

The home on Watts Lane is one of three with bullet holes. A car was also damaged in the incident. Henrico Police said they don’t know who shot up the homes.

“Why would y’all do that? I would like to know why? for no apparent reason,” Caregiver Lottie King said.

The 82-year-old woman is expected to recover.

Henrico Police ask anyone with information to contact them or Crime Stoppers.

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