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Shots fired reported near Riverside Avenue on Monday

The Charlottesville Police have responded to 45 calls for shots fired in June, including one at the Standard apartments

<p>A separate, unoccupied vehicle and a residence on Riverside Avenue were also struck by gunfire.&nbsp;</p>

A separate, unoccupied vehicle and a residence on Riverside Avenue were also struck by gunfire. 

The Charlottesville Police Department is investigating a report of shots fired in the 300 block of Riverside Avenue, according to a statement released Monday. The incident occurred around 4:45 p.m. Sunday. 

Witnesses reported unknown subjects shooting at an occupied vehicle parked on Riverside Avenue. In an attempt to leave the area, the driver of the vehicle struck another vehicle which was overturned. No injuries were reported from the shooting or the crash. A separate, unoccupied vehicle and a residence on Riverside Avenue were also struck by gunfire. No description of the suspect was provided.  

CPD is also investigating a shots fired incident that occurred early Friday morning in the 800 block of Hardy Avenue. Two apartments in the Westhaven Apartment complex and multiple parked vehicles were struck by gunfire. One bullet lodged in the headboard of a child’s bed, though the child was sleeping in a separate bedroom at the time of the incident. Additionally, an unoccupied residence at the Standard apartments in the 800 block of West Main Street was struck.

It is unknown at this time whether these two incidents are related, though CPD is continuing to investigate both. 

According to CPD, there have been 185 shots fired incidents reported this year, including 45 reported in June. 

Charlottesville Police Department asks that anyone with information contact them at (434) 970-3280 or Crime Stoppers at (434) 977-4000. 

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