Sheriffs in two Virginia counties want to know who is shooting at homes

Northern Virginia Police BeatRandom gunfire strikes homes in two counties

Stafford, Va. The Stafford County Sheriff’s Office and the King George Sheriff’s Office are requesting citizens’ assistance in identifying the person or persons responsible for shooting at several occupied residences in the White Oak area of Stafford County and in the Caledon Road area of King George County.

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Stafford County Sheriff Charles Jett

Stafford County Sheriff Charles Jett

tafford Deputies have responded to calls of shots fired at residences on Cherry Laurel Drive (1 residence), White Oak Road (1300 block – 1 residence) and Forest Lane Road (4 residences) during the early morning hours of Monday, January 26, Tuesday January 27 and Wednesday, January 28, 2015. When deputies arrived on scene they were told by the home owners that their house had been shot at by what appears to be a shotgun. The residences have received damage in the sides of the house or the windows. In some instances the projectiles actually entered the residence. No one has been hurt by these shootings.

King George Deputies responded to a call from a resident on Caledon Road on Monday, January 26, 2015 who advised that they found bullet holes in the wall of their residence around 12:30 am when they heard what sounded like glass shattering. The bullet hole was found later on that morning. On Tuesday, January 27, 2015 deputies responded to a second address on Caledon Road stating that “the night before last” the resident heard a loud noise around 12:30 am – 1:00 am. That resident found a bullet hole in the side of his residence.

“Every possible asset of the Sheriff’s Office is currently being utilized to identify and arrest the individual or individuals responsible for these senseless acts,” states Stafford Sheriff Charles Jett and King George Sheriff Steve Dempsey. “We are very fortunate that no one has been hurt, or worse, by these shootings.”

Anyone who has seen or heard anything suspicious during this time period in the area of the shootings or has any information as to the identity of the person or persons responsible for these shootings is asked to contact the Sheriff’s Office at 540-658-4400, call Stafford Crime Solvers at 540-659-2020 (callers may remain anonymous) or TEXT “Stafford” + your tip to CRIMES (274637).

For the incidents in King George County call the King George County Sheriff’s Office at 540-735-2049.

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