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HOPEWELL, Va. – One person was arrested for opening fire near a large crowd of people who gathered for a kickball game in Arlington Park in Hopewell.

Kayjuan Walker (PHOTO: Hopewell Police)

Kayjuan Walker (PHOTO: Hopewell Police)

Kayjuan Walker, 20, of N. Whitehill Drive, was charged with reckless use of a firearm and felony vandalism.

Police said Walker began shooting Sunday night about 7:11 p.m. near where a large group of people gathered to play kickball on Libery Avenue near Berry Street in Hopewell.

“There were no reported injuries but three vehicles and one church were struck with stray rounds,” police said.

Witnesses said it appeared Walker was aiming for someone specific.

“Officers did an excellent job of quickly arresting the offender without any injury or further property damage,” Hopewell Police Capt. Michael Whittington said in a statement. “A kickball event was posted on Facebook bringing a large group of individuals to the Park to participate.”

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call Officer Christopher Pisarek of the Hopewell Police Department at (804) 541-2222.

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