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Neighbor: Shooting at Chesterfield home sounded like fireworks

Posted at 7:33 AM, Jul 15, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-15 18:35:02-04

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. -- One person shot at a Chesterfield home Saturday night suffered a non-life threatening injury, according to Chesterfield Police.

"At about 11:30 p.m. on July 14, 2018, police responded to a residence in the 6400 block of Lake Caroline Court for a report of a disturbance with a weapon. On scene, officers located a male subject that had been shot," a Chesterfield Police spokesperson said. "The victim was transported to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries."

Neighbors describe Lake Caroline Court, which is located off Cogbill Road, as a peaceful place.

"It's a real quiet neighborhood, that's what I like about it," said Van Donovan, who lives next door to where the shooting took place.

Neighbors said cars lined the street for a party at the home where police said a man was shot.

Donovan said he heard the shots fired Saturday night.

"Cleaning my house, the next thing I know it sounds like fireworks," Donovan said.

Keat Powell lives directly across from where the shooting took place, and has lived there for 12 years. He said this isn't the first time there's been a disturbance at the home across the street.

He said eight years ago he was one of the first to call 911 for a domestic disturbance at the same home where the shooting took place Saturday night.

"And low and behold, like eight years later we're looking at another one... with entirely different circumstances... but nonetheless it's still jarring for a neighborhood like this."

Powell said he hopes it doesn't become a trend.

"I certainly hope this is the last time we see something like this in this neighborhood, absolutely," Powell said.

Police are still searching for a suspect.

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Anyone with information should contact the Chesterfield County Police Department at 804-748-1251 or Crime Solvers at 804-748-0660 or through the P3 ap.