APD responds to shooting on Virginia Ave. in West Asheville

Press release from Asheville Police Department:

At approximately 12:45 a.m. on July 28 the Asheville Police Department (APD) responded to Virginia Avenue in West Asheville regarding shots being fired into a residence. Officers arrived to find that a total of 18 rounds had been fired from a vehicle in the street into the home. One resident was inside during the incident and was fortunately able to avoid injury.

An initial investigation and canvass revealed that the suspects were driving a small passenger car that left traveling south on Virginia Avenue in a reckless manner immediately following the shots being fired.

Detectives are working to determine if this incident is related to a gunfire incident that occurred on July 25 near the intersection of Virginia Avenue and Maple Street. In that case, the driver of a white Acura TL sedan was seen discharging a handgun while in the street. No injuries or property damage was reported to the APD in that incident.

If anyone has information that could assist in the investigation or lead to the identification of the suspects in these matters, they are encouraged to call 828-252-1110.

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