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Varina woman hit by bullet while sleeping in her bed


Two similar shootings in Eastern Henrico have put a neighborhood on edge

A Varina woman was asleep in her bed when she was grazed in the arm by a bullet. The woman was sleeping in her home in the 6500 block of Oakland Chase Place, when she was hit by the bullet on Friday.

Police believe someone was shooting at a parked car and the stray round ricocheted into the home.

NBC12 found out there was a similar shooting earlier this week on Nash Road. A 17-year-old boy has been charged in the Nash Road case; but haven't said if it's related to what happened on Oakland Chase Place. 

It was just after 1 a.m. on Friday when someone took a gun to 16-year-old Malcolm Chapman's car.

"I woke up out of my sleep because I heard gunshots," he said. His father, Joseph Chapman, gave NBC12 permission to speak to Malcolm.

Bullets went through the windshield, the seats and the engine. 

"They had to come onto the property for them to shoot," he said.

While the shooting happened on one side of the street, one of the bullets ricocheted and went through the bedroom window of a home on the other side. It grazed a woman who was sleeping. She told NBC12 that it shook her up but she's going to be okay.

"That right there is crazy because they had nothing to do with this situation, so why hurt somebody?" said Malcolm.

Malcolm's father is just glad his son is alive.

"When I saw that windshield? That was it," Joseph Chapman said. "Four or five shots that would have hit him in his chest, he would have been through."

This wasn't the only time this week a car was shot. Chapman got us in contact with his friend John Robinson on Nash Road. His car is has at least a dozen bullet holes and there are two more through his home. Police say it happened early Thursday morning. Robinson's mother and little sisters were sleeping inside when it happened. A bullet grazed the couch where his father usually sleeps, but he was at work when the shooting happened.

"It hurts me for real," Robinson said. "It really does because it could have turned a different way."

Both teens say they believe they were somebody's target.

The 17-year-old who was arrested for the Nash Road incident has been charged with brandishing a firearm and possession of a firearm by minor.

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