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Neighbors on edge after more than 30 shots fired in triple shooting

"Those bullets had nobody's name on them."
Posted at 9:15 PM, Aug 31, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-31 21:15:17-04

RICHMOND, Va. -- Witnesses say they are living in fear after more than 30 gunshots were fired near her Petersburg home on Sunday evening.

"Whenever we could get up, you had to fall back down again, because it was just too many bullets," said Anita Goode, standing outside her Van Dorn Street home beside her bullet-riddled SUV.

Witnesses said more than 30 shots were fired Sunday Evening in three separate bursts from a gun.

A young man, who asked not to reveal his identity for fear of retaliation, was sitting in his car to leave.

"Then all of a sudden we heard fires ring out, and then I just told my cousin lay back in the street, lay back in the street and then shots continue to fire".

Those inside their homes, like Anita Goode tell me, said hit the floor.

"We hit the floor, it just unloaded again and before we could get up again, it unloaded again".

Petersburg Police Chief Kenneth Miller watched a video recorded of the shooting.

"It was horrible. And we want people to know, the impact of what happens. Those bullets have nobody's name on them. There's no signature that says we're going after this. It's indiscriminate, and it can harm anybody."

The gunfire left three people wounded.

While Goode is understandably upset about her car, she knows people could have died.

"We can get this repaired but I'm worried about our children over here, we have babies over here, I have babies over here, so this car is the least of my worries right now."

"The part I'm exasperated by, is nobody sees anything," Miller said.

Out of more than a dozen people on Van Dorn Street at the time of the shooting, Petersburg Police said no one is cooperating.

Three separate witnesses, who were nearby at the time of the shooting tell CBS 6 the shooter had a small child in his car.

Police ask if you have any information about the shooting or any crime in Petersburg to call Crime Solvers at 861-1212.