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More than 50 shots fired in Mosby, no injuries

From Ned Oliver at richmond.com:

Residents of Mosby Court say someone sprayed more than 50 gunshots around the neighborhood just before 7 p.m. Monday, striking two vehicles and at least one apartment.

Police said they were called to the 1900 block of Raven Street at 6:51 p.m., where residents told them two vehicles pulled up, fired shots and drove away.

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Lauren Marie Rodgers
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Yeah I heard it

Meghan Rollyson
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I was standing outside of Captain Buzzy’s and heard it 🙁

Zachary Hodson
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lol i was outside in front of lib when this happened and i thought it was fireworks

westwind
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westwind

Good grief, we’re living in a war zone.
Poor urban planning by the city — having all the low income housing concentrated in one area is asking for trouble.

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damn someone needs some range time

Steven Summerville
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Harrison B Williams I fucking told you this was from guns

crd
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crd

It was heard all the way down on East Grace St.

Chrissy Schlegel
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Ridiculous

Harrison B Williams
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A massive explosion of ammo all at once, what was the police response? It sounds like these bastards are testing the waters before something really bad happens.

Seth Moreau
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I heard it. Sounded like a war zone. This is the first I have heard confirmation

Natalie Smith
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I was so afraid! I started screaming! All my friends said Those are fireworks!They should put cameras… Thank God nothing happened this time but that might not be the case next time!

Sean Stilwell
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Sean Stilwell

@3 that was exactly the point at the time the projects were built.

Brian
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Brian

Anybody want to buy a house? Get it now before the bullets do!

Donna Hicks
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I heard the shots but no sirens.

Melissa Pocock
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Melissa Pocock

Heard it from 25th & Broad

SueWho
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SueWho

I called 911 at 6:51 to report it. Heard the gunfire all the over on E Grace, louder than heck. I haven’t heard rounds popping off like this in years, though the sound and proximity of gunfire has certainly increased around here this past year.

No more public housing should be built in the East End until these boneheads learn to box to settle their feuds – could be a money making proposition (yes folks, I’m trying to make light of a serious public health threat to our community).

MP
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Time to close the courts. Forever – this experiment has utterly failed. They’re a magnet for horrible, anti-social behavior.

MP
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MP

Let’s start a letter-writing campaign. Everyone who wants to get rid of concentrated low-income housing and courts in the east end, write our council woman! Richmond/surrounding counties are a big, big place – why are they all here? Spread them out, this is nonsense. I’m so sad that the we missed the opportunity with the Creighton Court redevelopment. Seriously, if enough people to actually write her, maybe we can get some traction. When is enough enough? 50 FREAKING SHOTS!

Rick Tatnall
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Rick Tatnall

WOW – All these selfish comments with no mention of the utter horror our neighbors living in Mosby and nearby the shooting endured last night. I listened to all the shots that started at 6:50pm last night from my apartment at 30th & Clay and I was immediately worried. This morning I met with administrators at MLK Middle School and I witnessed some of the aftermath of last night’s violence. The fact that y’all think this is “their” problem instead of “our” problem is why things are getting worse instead of getting better.

Krista Perdue
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Whaaaaaat?????

FPW
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FPW

6:16 Wednesday 11/15 Just heard about four gunshots. I am at 31st & Broad and indoors so they might have been close-seemed to be in the direction of Mosby.

Natalie Smith
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Hi everybody, I just woke up with shot guns sounds again. This got to be the same person. Is really scaring!

Greg C
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Greg C

I also heard 4-5 pops at 6:20 this morning. I am at 26th and O and they seemed to come from the west. I didn’t know whether they were gunshots but seems they were. :/

The U.....nion Hill
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The U.....nion Hill

I heard the gun shots as well. Sounded like they were coming from Mosby for sure.

The U.....nion Hill
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The U.....nion Hill

Also, where is our useless millennial Mayor on this?

Will Hall
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Will Hall

@Rick Tatnall Great point!

Wendy Anderson
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RRHA was supposed to put cameras up two years ago. They still haven’t. Instead they decided the residents needed parking decals instead. When the crimes happen as this one did cameras seem to be better options than parking decals. But one costs RRHA money, and one makes RRHA money…..so you know which one they went with.

Eric S. Huffstutler
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@5 ??????? ??????? – I was thinking the same thing, if this was intentional. 50 rounds and only 3 hits? But seriously, Don’t these ignoramuses know that what goes up must come down into roofs, cars, and people, as they fall out of the sky?

We had this problem 20 years ago and it settled down. Must be some bad seeds have moved in again?

@19 Rick Tatnall… reminds me of the argument about property values dropping because of “them” moving in at the proposed Glenwood Apartments.

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@27 Wendy Anderson… making decals is a minimal charge. Purchasing high resolution cameras is not, for the numbers needed. True, electronic costs have come down a lot, including surveillance cameras, but I wonder if the city has looked into outsourcing to a company like ADT, who would supply them and monitor as well?

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SarahontheHill

I heard them from inside my house this morning too.

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#18 – “Everyone who wants to get rid of concentrated low-income housing…write our council woman!” At least one more such concentration is under construction by the “better” housing coalition on Venable Street. On page 11 of their Low Income Housing Tax Credit Application is the following: “Development Information, Structure and Units Total number of all units in development 52 Total number of rental units in development 52 Number of low-income rental units 52 Percentage of rental units designated low income 100%” And the council woman for the 7th district has stated that what the “better” housing coalition is doing on… Read more »

Kathleen
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Kathleen

It’s a straight-up miracle that no one was hurt or killed during this blitz. Mosby is a war zone and it’s located within 1 mile from most of us. How much longer can/will this violence go on??

Eric S. Huffstutler
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Eric S. Huffstutler

@32 Kathleen… I don’t think that statement is fair. Mosby, for being a low income housing project, is well maintained and you rarely hear about crime happening there. It is more Creighton and Gilpin Courts – both slated for redevelopment in 2015.

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#25 – I’m sure our mayor is hard at work and any day he will make an announcement about the plan he told us was in the works. He made his announcement in June: http://wtvr.com/2017/06/08/mayor-stoney-insists-plan-in-the-works-to-stop-surge-in-violence/

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#27, #29 – RRHA’s plan for parking permits hit the can nearly a month ago: http://www.nbc12.com/story/36630463/rrha-suspends-parking-permit-idea-to-curb-violence

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@Eric – peep this https://chpn.net/tag/mosby/

Kathleen
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Kathleen

Eric!! Are you serious right now??!!?????

bill
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bill

there seems to be a difference between mosby north and mosby south.

donald funk
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donald funk

@ eric, mosby has had more people killed than any other project in richmond this year. More than hillside, creighton, whitcomb, and fairfield put together.

Will Hall
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Will Hall

@33 LMAO

Dubois2
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Dubois2

It looks like Dr Newbille is quite simply in favor of more low income housing in the east end, with no target in mind. That doesn’t seem like a caring and considered approach. I think the demolition and dispersal of one project would be an excellent subject for a letter writing campaign, especially given that RRHA has, apparently, NO plans to change their ways. Their lack of rules, (decals are a LITE crime control tool, and even that is being scrapped ) AND enforcement is just so sad, given the innocent people hurt and killed as a result. I doubt… Read more »

KDM
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I also heard this gunfire while walking my dog in Chimborazo Park. It scared me too. I would just like to add that there are so many really amazing people who, for many very challenging reasons that are difficult to overcome, have to live in public housing – I have personal connections with several of them! Moms who put their children down to bed every night in these public housing communities, just like other moms in any other part of the city, who want their kids to be safe, educated, and happy. People who are looking for jobs but as… Read more »

Bryan Brodie
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Bryan Brodie

@westwind, the nerve of those poor people all accumulating in one place in church hill to make it not-great-again….

is tyvek bulletproof? or is that kevlar?

Eric S. Huffstutler
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Eric S. Huffstutler

There are actually 3 sections of Mosby Court. The “South” Court, built in 1962, which I was talking about and near Leigh Street. Then there is the Central and North sections built in 1970 on either side of Fairfield Ave.