Several businesses damaged by gunshots in Gloucester County

Posted at 12:30 PM, Mar 18, 2015
and last updated 2015-03-18 17:47:08-04

Gloucester Co., Va. - The Gloucester County Sheriff's Office is now investigating after officials say several windows of businesses have been shot in the area.

On March 16, 2015 at 4 a.m., Gloucester County Sheriff’s Office deputies found that several windows had been shot with either a pellet or BB gun along the Main Street Corridor in Gloucester.

Deputies first discovered damage to one of the windows while checking buildings at Hodges and Bryant, located on the most southern section of Main Street.

According to officials, deputies proceeded to walk the Main Street Corridor and discovered the following locations had similar damage to their windows; Southern States, Tomlinson Exterminating, Smith’s Florist, Gloucester Southside Insurance agency, Wisteria Lane Antiques, Suntrust Bank, Gloucester Gazette Journal, Oasis Fine Used Books, Cyberstar Laser tag, Eye max Optometry, Bay aging, and Up South.

The damage appears to have occurred between March 14 at 11:00 p.m. and March 16 at 4 a.m.

The estimated total damage sustained to each building appears to be over $1,000, however, officials say individual estimates for each of the businesses are not available at this time.

Investigators are currently working on who may be responsible for what they are calling a random act of vandalism, and encourage anyone with information to contact the agency.