YORK COUNTY, Va. — York-Poquoson Sheriff's deputies are searching for whoever shot at a family's home, damaging their car.
Investigators said the bullet went through a garage and into the car on Marl Ravine Road early Saturday morning.
Julia Marhauser said she's always known her neighborhood as peaceful and quiet. She said someone disturbed that peace and quiet over the weekend.
Marhauser was out with her daughter Saturday at a soccer game in Newport News. They were walking back to their car when Marhauser noticed a bullet hole in the car.
The bullet was still inside. Newport News police responded to the scene.
“I was like this is unbelievable,” Marhauser said. “I was just shocked.”
Marhauser said the next morning she decided to do some investigating of her own. Sure enough, she found a small hole in her garage door.
Deputies recovered two .40 caliber shell casings from the street.
“I was like dear Lord what is going on,” Marhauser said. “A couple feet to the left it would have hit our living room. What if it was earlier and still sitting there?”
York-Poquoson Sheriff's officials said crime has picked up in the last several days.
There were nearly a dozen reports of car break-ins in Kiln Creek between February 6th and February 9th.
There was a report of a stolen 2016 red Honda from Rock Creek Court and another report of a car window shot out on Trade Winds Drive.
On Saturday, there were reports of someone shooting in the Coventry neighborhood. Deputies recovered a .40 caliber shell casing from there as well.
“It's not acceptable, doesn't matter where, Newport News, Hampton, this is not right,” Marhauser said.
Marhauser said she is urging her community to say something if they notice something's not right.
“If you hear or see anything suspicious in your neighborhood call police, the chances are higher they can solve the cases if you call,” Marhauser said.
Investigators are trying to figure out if this was targeted or random. Anyone with information is asked to call the crime line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.