Virginia Beach, Va (WVEC) -- Victims are reacting to the arrest of two 17-year-olds believed to be connected to a rash of shootings that left two dead and multiple injured.
In the span of nine days, Virginia Beach police say there were seven shootings. Some victims are still on edge as physical and emotional healing begins.
A victim who spoke with 13News Now didn’t want to identify herself because of fear.
"The bullet's still in me. I can't lift anything and I'm sore."
Four days ago, she and her husband were shot in the comfort of their own home.
"The fact that it missed my spinal cord is a miracle," she said.
Virginia Beach Police believe the teens committed the shootings between November 29th and December 7th. The majority were all reported within the Scarborough neighborhood, which is cradled between Shipps Corner Road and Holland Road.
Another woman 13News Now spoke with -- also concealing her identity -- said her roommate is struggling to recover in the hospital after being shot in the torso. Her home is still riddled with bullet holes.
"It sucks,” she said. "Murdering somebody is no joke. Injuring somebody is no joke. Coming up to somebody's door and shooting them is no joke."
Police said they received an anonymous tip that led them to the teens. Evidence was reportedly found in their homes which linked them to the crimes.
"As a mother who has lost a child, these mothers, their children more than likely will spend the rest of their lives in jail. This has shattered their family as well."
The women say they've forgiven whoever’s committed the crimes, but if there’s concrete evidence against the accused teens, they want just consequences.
“They deserve to be tried as adults," one victim said.
"I do believe that at 17 you have the understanding of what you did," said the other.
Virginia State law allows juveniles 14 years and older to be tried as adults if charged with first or second degree murder.
Police are expected to release charges soon.
If they are tried as adults, more information surrounding the crimes could be made public, as well.