Photos show Carver neighborhood shooting suspects

Posted at 3:35 PM, Apr 08, 2015
and last updated 2015-04-08 15:35:39-04

West Clay Street shooting suspects. (SOURCE: Richmond police)

RICHMOND, Va. — Richmond police are searching for two suspects who fired shots that damaged eight cars and even penetrated an apartment in Richmond’s Carver neighborhood over the weekend.

Police said Wednesday that the pair “are suspected of being among a group of males who fired handguns in the area of West Clay and Norton streets.”

Officers were called to the neighborhood Sunday around 1:45 a.m. for a report of shots fired after believe several males got in a fight in a parking lot in the 1200 block of West Marshall Street. Police said that the altercation continued to the 1200 block of West Clay Street.

Bullets hit several vehicles and a home, but no one was injured.

“While several males are sought by detectives for the incident, detectives are releasing photos they believe show two of the suspects,” Richmond Police spokesman James Mercante wrote in an email. “Due to the proximity to campus, detectives are working with VCU Police on the case.”

One mom, who was visiting from New York, heard the gunshots while inside of her daughter's West Clay Street apartment.

"Unruly crowd shooting guns. It's just disheartening," Donna Christensen said.

Christensen told CBS 6 News that she and her daughter heard about ten gunshots around 1:45 a.m.  After that they noticed all kinds of people running around shouting and yelling.


A bullet pierced one vehicles's headrest.

Now police are trying to track down who is responsible for shooting Christensen's car and seven others that were parked on the street. A bullet even left a hole in a nearby  house.

Neighbors like Patrick Keating are still trying to process what happened.

"A lot of students live on this block. It's amazing someone was able to do that," Keating said.

Police recovered three unattended guns believed to be involved, but didn't elaborate on where they were found.

The crime has people living on the street shaken.

"I'm definitely going to question my safety and travel in larger groups. This is crazy," Abigail Lewis said.

If you have any information that could help police, call Crime Stoppers at 804-780-1000.