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Police investigate Spotsylvania shooting
The Spotsylvania County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a Tuesday night shooting in the Cedar Ridge area where a family was mistakenly targeted.
According to Capt. Jeff Pearce of the sheriff’s office, deputies responded to the 5300 block of Cedar Ridge Drive after a shooting was reported.
Upon arrival, deputies discovered that several shots were fired from a small-caliber firearm into an occupied home. The shooter fled the scene, Pearce said.
Detectives from the criminal investigation division recovered numerous spent shell casings, bullets and other evidence, he said.
Pearce said the investigation is ongoing, but it was determined that the shooter most likely aimed at the wrong house.
“It was determined that the family currently living in the residence was mistakenly targeted and that the shooting most likely stemmed from an altercation with another person who had recently moved from the neighboring residence,” Pearce said.
The victims in the home where the shooting occurred where shaken, but not injured, he said.
Pearce said detectives are actively following up on several leads, but a suspect has not been positively identified.
The sheriff’s office is seeking the public’s assistance regarding the identity of the subject involved in this shooting.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Spotsylvania County Sheriff’s office at 540/582-7115 or the Spotsylvania County Crime Solvers at 540/582-5822 and reference case #13-33576.