VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — An innocent bystander is recovering after a Monday afternoon shootout in Virginia Beach. It all played out in the middle of traffic, near a busy intersection off Newtown Road and Virginia Beach Boulevard.
Brothers 29-year-old Quayshon Jordan and 25-year-old Saiqhon Jordan, of Norfolk, are charged in connection with the crime.
"It's very concerning in such a populated area," said Mike Vinsand. He was working close by at the time and recounted the 15 to 20 gun shots.
The situation backed traffic up for miles Monday, starting around 4:30 p.m.
The two suspects were firing at another car, according to a Virginia Beach Police Department (VBPD) news release.
Per court documents, one of the brothers recounts that other car chasing them and someone inside shooting at them.
Investigators said that car took off, but the Jordans stayed and were arrested.
Police said a nearby officer conducting an unrelated traffic stop rushed in to intervene.
The pair is charged with shooting into an occupied vehicle and carrying a loaded firearm capable of holding more than 20 rounds of ammunition.
The older brother, Quayshon Jordan, particularly faces one count of aggravated malicious wounding. He's accused of injuring someone not involved in the situation during what police described as "the flurry of gunfire."
"That’s sad. It could have been anybody. It could have been anyone we know, any of our family members minding their own business trying to get home, running errands. It shouldn’t be like that," said Vinsand.
The bystander who had to go to the hospital is stable and should survive, according to VBPD on Tuesday afternoon.
"Really, it's very thankful that more innocent bystanders weren't hurt. With it being that packed and gunshots going off," Vinsand added.
Virginia Beach detectives are still looking into all possible motives for the shooting — including road rage.
The suspects appeared in Virginia Beach court Tuesday afternoon. A judge appointed attorneys for the two men. They are scheduled for a bond hearing Thursday morning.
Both declined to speak with 13News Now from jail.
If you know anything that can help police with this case, contact the Virginia Beach Detective's Bureau at 757-385-4101. You can also call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP or submit an anonymous online tip by clicking here.