Northside woman frightened after shots ring out in front of granddaughter

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RICHMOND, Va. – Neighbors in a Northside neighborhood are fed up after a shooting in in board day-light Monday happened just feet away from a 13-year-old girl.

“It was very scary,” said Newman Village Apartments resident Mary Cosby.

Clinging to her two year old grandson behind police tape, Mary Cosby described the terror outside her apartment Monday morning.

“I was in my apartment, and the next thing I know I heard shots rang out,” said Cosby.

Mary Crosby and grandson

Mary Crosby and grandson

Police said they were called on the scene for random gunfire around 11:15 p.m.

As Cosby ran for her two grandchildren, officers were investigating the shooting call in the 4000 block of Old Brook Road.

“My granddaughter was right there and if the bullet had ricocheted or anything she would have got hit,” said Cosby.

Before police arrived the male shooting victim was driven to the hospital with a non-life threatening injuries.

“It’s not the first time we’ve had to duck and hit the floor, but this time it’s just too close to home,” she said.

4000 block of Old Brook Road

4000 block of Old Brook Road

Just a day earlier, Cosby had to run for cover after 32-year-old Desmond Holmes of Henrico was gunned down and killed a block from her doorstop.

She’s had enough of the violence and fears for her young loved ones and others who call this community home.

“We need more officers patrolling this complex, not just this complex but all over where people are losing their lives on senseless stuff,” said Cosby.

Police said they actively investigating this case.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 804-780-1000.  Citizens can also text Crime Stoppers at 274637, using key word “ITip” followed by your tip or submit a tip online at

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