Detectives investigate multiple weekend shootings at housing complex

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) — Newport News police responded to several calls for service at the Aqueduct Apartment Complex over the weekend.

Three 911 calls were received by dispatch around 1:30 a.m. Friday, and two additional calls came in Saturday.

The first three calls were neighbors reporting gunfire. A 66-year-old woman told police she heard gunshots and then something struck her apartment window. Another caller, a 30-year-old woman, said gunfire hit her house, too, while her young children were inside. And a 41-year-old woman made a similar call, reporting her apartment had also been hit.

WAVY.com spoke with another neighbor, Bernice, who said she is tired of hearing gunshots.

“Since Wednesday night, that’s all I’ve been hearing is gunshots,” she said. “Wednesday night, Thursday night, Friday night, Sunday during the daytime, broad daylight.”

Early Saturday police received another call for shots fired, and around 5:50 p.m. Saturday, a 19-year-old man was shot. Police said his injuries are not life threatening. He told police he did not know who shot him.

“I stay in my house. The only time I come outside is if I’m walking to the store and it has to be daylight,” Bernice told WAVY.com.

She fears for all the children who live in the housing complex, which is run by Newport News Redevelopment Housing Authority. There is also a Boys and Girls Club location in the back section of the complex.

So far, police have not made any arrests, but are actively investigating.

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