Doorbell camera records Richmond shooting: ‘It was gunfire right outside my house’

RICHMOND, Va. -- Police are investigating after someone opened fire outside a Richmond home Thursday night.

Video of the shooting was captured on a doorbell security camera along the 700 block of South Laurel Street on Oregon Hill.

CBS 6 talked with neighbors who live in the area.

"It’s scary to know that one of the neighbors that lived right here had a bullet just above their TV in their room," said Stefanie Farris.

The video clip, which was shared on Reddit and social media, begins with someone yelling, ""Give it to me right now. Give it to me right now."

Gunfire erupts shortly thereafter.

“I knew after the third or fourth shot, it was gunfire right outside my house," said James Stinnette.

Twelve gunshots can be heard on the video as people run for safety.

"When police arrived, the victim stated a bullet came through the wall of his residence while he was inside," a Richmond Police spokesperson said. "An additional victim also told officers his vehicle and porch railing were struck by bullets."

Neighbors like Farris said she heard the news through the Nextdoor neighborhood app and said Oregon Hill pretty quiet and safe.

“I would say it’s mostly safe, we don’t go outside at night. I especially don’t go outside or on the trails without my dogs because I feel a lot safer with them." Farris said.

No injuries were reported in the shooting.

Police said officers responded to South Laurel Street at about 11:18 p.m. Thursday.

This is a developing story. Witnesses can send additional photos, video, and news tips here.

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 780-1000.


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