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Police respond to two shootings hours apart in Highland Park Tuesday

Posted at 12:06 AM, Jul 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-29 00:17:44-04

HIGHLAND PARK, Va. -- Police responded to two shootings just hours apart in Highland Park on Tuesday. Crime Insider sources do not believe they are connected.

Tuesday morning a 62-year-old man was shot om Hazlehurst Avenue. A short while later a teenager was shot on nearby Meadowbridge Road.

The teenage boy was taken to VCY Medical Center in an ambulance. Police said his injuries were not life threatening.

"I'm tired of it and nothing's being done about it,” said Vickie Coleman who has lived on Meadowbridge for 33 years. “We've got the new police chief down there now. I'm interested to see what he's going to do."

"I got three bullet holes in my home," she said after the shooting Tuesday afternoon. "If my brother was in his bedroom, he would've been shot because the bullet holes, two of them, came through his bedroom," Coleman said.

Another woman nearby runs an in-home daycare. She said she heard about half a dozen shots and told the young children inside to hit the floor.

A bullet was recovered inside a van parked near her home.

Coleman said she's reached out to the youth in her community but says they just don't want to listen.

"I try to talk to them and help them out, even get with their parents, but they say old people don't know nothing,” Coleman said. “So, it just don't stick to them. They act like they don't care. They don't care about messing my house up."

Crime Insider sources say investigators are close to making an arrest in the first shooting in Highland Park.