Reports of gunshots again in Radford


Heather Bell

RADFORD – The Radford City Police Department is currently investigating three separate reports of gunshots fired over the weekend in the city.

“The three separate incidents occurred [from] Nov. 9, 2019 at 11:19 p.m. until Nov. 10, 2019 at 12:30 a.m. and were located in the 400 Block of Sanford Street, 1000 Block of Carson Street, and the 900 Block of New River Drive,”according to Radford Public Information Coordinator Jenni Wilder. “At this time, it is unknown if the incidents are related. There is one injury reported related to these events; however, the sustained injury is not a gunshot wound.”

This is the third reported time in six weeks the city police department has responded to calls of gunshots fired in the city. On Tuesday, Oct. 29 at approximately 8:30p.m. “Radford City Police responded to the area of the 500 block of Fairfax Street for a report of gunshots being fired,” according to Wilder.

“Police located a witness that described a red four door Ford Fusion that was approached on foot by a light-skinned African-American male, described further as 5’10” tall wearing a red jacket,”according to Radford Public Information Coordinator Jenni Goodman. “The unknown suspect male fired approximately four gunshots near or at the vehicle and then fled on foot. This vehicle struck another parked vehicle as it left the area.”

Also, the police department “responded to a call of shots fired on [Friday] Sept. 20, at approximately 1:11 a.m. in the 100 block of Copper Beech Drive,” according to Wilder.

“Upon arrival officers discovered a vehicle and a town house that had been struck multiple times by gunfire,” wrote Wilder in a statement. “No persons were injured during the incident.”

Anyone with any information on these incidents is asked to contact the Radford City Police Department at 540-731-3624.