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Shots fired in Chesterfield neighborhood, suspect flees

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Posted at 8:20 PM, Dec 24, 2014
and last updated 2014-12-25 10:20:07-05

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. -- A silhouette of something serious happening in a Chesterfield neighborhood as several streets were blocked off earlier this evening.

John Skinner was fashionably late for a Christmas party he was supposed to go to as police surround a house a couple of doors down on the 5600 block of Winterleaf Drive. Authorities were working off a tip that an armed man may be inside.

“Not your typical Christmas Eve,” Skinner said. “Kind of put a burden on us because we were blocked in."

Police on Winterleaf Drive in Chesterfield County (PHOTO: Jon Burkett)

Police on Winterleaf Drive in Chesterfield County (PHOTO: Jon Burkett)

Chesterfield County police say their presence here stemmed from a 911 call made off of the 11900 block of River Road, when a family Christmas gathering turned violent after a heated argument erupted.

When the victims decide to leave and get in their car, police say the suspect grabbed a gun and shot at that car.

The car was hit at least once. No one was injured

When the victims decide to leave and get in their car, police say the suspect grabbed a gun and shot at that car. The car was hit at least once. No one was injured

Even though police said a family at odds is what caused this--the search is on now for a suspect who fired shots at an occupied car.