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Former law enforcement employee's home shot at 3 times since June

Posted at 11:17 PM, Aug 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-11 08:59:26-04

AMELIA COUNTY, Va. -- Jetersville resident Kevin Delaney says he can't sleep at night because he’s worried a gunman could shoot at his house again.

It's happened three times, and after the latest incident, he got the state police involved.

"We don't want someone innocent to get hurt," Delaney said, sitting in his wheelchair, while holding a .45 caliber handgun. “Three came by, and after shots rang out, there are holes in the house from the shots and everybody hit the ground."

Early Saturday morning around 2:30 a.m. Delaney was inside with his wife and son when he heard the gunfire.

Bullets ripped through a car door, marking the latest incident since June at his home on Drunkard Road near Patrick Henry Highway.

“Our house got shot up last Saturday, and I asked for it to be investigated by State Police because I'm getting nowhere with the sheriff's office," said Delaney.

Delaney, a former dispatcher with the sheriff's office and supervisor of juvenile community service, said the second shooting was June 11, when his nephews and a pregnant woman were outside.

"I think it will continue to happen until someone gets hurt," Delaney said.

The notches cut out of the siding at Delaney's home are where bullets have been pulled as evidence.

Delaney said he believes he's being targeted because of work he's done in law enforcement.

Now, six weeks since his troubles began, he said his wife wanted him to stay quiet, but he felt the need to voice his concern.

"She just doesn't want any more trouble around here,” Delany said. “This has been a peaceful place for the last 22 years and this year it's just like a war zone."

Delaney said there's a bedroom at the front of his house and it's a blessing no one has been hit.

He said he's given deputies the name of at least one person he believes is involved, but that no arrests have been made.