Shots fired into Williamsburg home injure elderly resident

Posted at 10:18 AM, Feb 10, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-10 18:23:57-05

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. - An elderly woman was hit by gunfire early Friday after someone shot into her Bruton-area home.

According to the York-Poquoson Sheriff's Office, the woman was home alone when several rounds were fired into her home in the 1000 block of Stewart Drive.

She was transported to Riverside Regional Medical Center.

The victim's granddaughter tells News 3, despite two gunshot wounds, she is in good spirits and is not in any pain.

She was expected to be released from the hospital on Friday.

The woman's neighbor says she called him right after the shooting, asking for help.

"How do you be calm when something like that's happening, lady I've known all my life, how do you be calm?" says Keith Green. "She got a pace maker and she thought she was bleeding to death, there was so much blood."

Authorities are looking for who is responsible for the shooting.

In July of 2016, an 18-year-old man was shot to death on the same street.

"Now anytime anything happens, it's like, is it going to happen to me?" says Green.

Anyone with information that may help with the investigation is asked to call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.