Officers investigate shootings

Published 11:09 pm Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Suffolk police are investigating two shootings into houses that occurred on Friday.

One of the shootings apparently was a botched attempt at an armed home invasion robbery.

Just after 8 p.m. on Friday, city spokeswoman Debbie George said, the victim, who lives in the 300 block of Hunter Street, said an unknown black male wearing a ski mask knocked at his rear door.


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When the victim answered the door, the suspect said “Give it up,” George said. The victim slammed the door, and that’s when the suspect drew a gun and fired several AK-47 rounds at the house, George said.

Another shooting happened the same night in the 100 block of Charles Street.

Around 10 p.m., officers responded to a call of a shooting into a residence. Several victims and witnesses said they saw a black male fire a shotgun at a residence, George said. There were several small holes in the house consistent with birdshot from a shotgun, she said.

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