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Hopewell drive-by shootings may be related

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Posted at 3:36 PM, Dec 29, 2014
and last updated 2014-12-29 19:11:46-05

HOPEWELL, Va. – Two shooting incidents in Hopewell may be related, according to police.

On Dec. 27, at 9:36 pm, one victim sustained a gunshot wound to the head. The incident occurred in the 600 block of Terminal St. in the Davisville housing development.

The victim, a Hopewell resident age 28, was treated and released from John Randolph Medical Center. The shooter fired at a good distance away from the victim in both situations. police said.

The next day, at 4:06 pm, another male victim, age 24, of Hopewell, sustained a gunshot wound to the arm in the Thomas Rolfe Court area on S. 8th Avenue.

He remains at Southside Regional Medical Center with a non-life-threatening injury.

The victim in this case is not cooperating with police in their investigation. In both incidents, the shots came from a vehicle.

In both incidents, the shots came from a vehicle.

Police believe that both incidents may be in retaliation for a fight that broke out at a basketball tournament on the Ft. Lee military installation on Dec. 27 involving groups of individuals from Hopewell and Petersburg.

Any person(s) who have information on this crime may contact the Hopewell Police Department at 804-541-2222, or the Hopewell/Prince George Crime Solvers at 804-541-2202.

You can also text-a-tip anonymously. Simply add "274637 (CRIMES)" to your Contacts list on your cellular phone and then text "igotcha" along with your message/tip.

You will then be provided an ID number that you will use when checking the status of your tip OR picking up your reward.