Gunman targets 97-year-old woman's home -- twice

Posted at 4:45 PM, Jul 06, 2020

HOPEWELL, Va. -- Police are looking for the gunman who opened fire on a 97-year-old Hopewell woman's home not once, but twice, over the last week.

"It is scary, it's very scary," Pearl Crittendon said standing outside her mother's Berry Street home. "I think whoever's doing it has the wrong house and they're not thinking straight."

Lorraine Virginia Hill, who has lived in the house for 60 years, was in bed when her home was hit.

"I was laying in bed praying too, that they don't hit me," Hill said.

She was not hit, but in her yard, you can still see six wads from six shotgun shells.

"It's very disturbing and we don't understand what's going on," neighbor Laverne Jones said. "The wrong house [is] being targeted. [It] can't be Ms. Hill, 97-year-old lady that doesn't bother anybody."

Hopewell Police said extra precautions were being taken in the area.

"We have increased our patrols here," Hopewell Police Lieutenant Mike Langford said. "This morning they did an outdoor roll call, so we're increasing our efforts in the neighborhood, we want the neighbors and homeowners to feel safe."

Hopewell Police asked if any information to call Crime Solvers at 804-541-2202.



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