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By Sarah Kirkpatrick, Fredericksburg Police Department public information officer. File photo copyright Fredericksburg.Today.

The Fredericksburg Police Department is investigating five reports of shots fired in the city since Sunday, Feb. 11, 2017.

While there have been no persons injured and no property damaged from any of the reported incidents, the Fredericksburg Police Department is concerned about the significant increase in reports of shots fired over the last few days. Additional patrols have been implemented, and detectives have been assigned to further investigate.

The Fredericksburg Police Department is offering a cash reward for any information that leads to the arrest of the suspect(s). Anyone with information, no matter how small, is encouraged to contact police immediately by calling 540-373-3122.

The following is a summary of each incident:

1800 block Washington Avenue, 2/15, 2:00 a.m. A City resident reported hearing multiple shots fired behind her residence, possibly on the other side of the canal. Patrol officers responded and did not locate any shell casings.

400 block Hanson Avenue, 2/14, 12:30 p.m. A City resident reported hearing multiple shots fired while she was walking a friend’s dogs. Patrol officers responded and found several shell casings. The reporting party witnessed a light-colored vehicle with dark-tinted windows, possibly a Toyota, leaving the area at a high speed.

200 block Twin Lake Drive, 2/13, 8:30 p.m. A City resident reported hearing several shots fired near the intersection of Jefferson Davis Highway and Twin Lake Drive. Patrol officers responded and found multiple shell casings.

400 block Hanson Avenue, 2/12, 10:45 p.m. Several homeowners in the 400 block reported hearing multiple shots fired outside of their homes. Patrol officers responded and found multiple shell casings. One of the callers reported seeing an SUV-shaped vehicle leaving the area.

400 block Hanson Avenue, 2/12, 9:30 p.m. Several homeowners in the 400 block reported hearing multiple shots fired outside of their homes. Patrol officers responded and found multiple shell casings. One of the callers reported seeing a dark-colored Dodge Charger leaving the area. Another caller reported seeing a dark-colored Honda leaving the area.

To make an anonymous tip, send a text to “847-411” and text “FPDtip” followed by your tip. Or, download the free FPD Tip app available for Android and iPhones. To download the app, search “FPD Tip” in the Google Play Store or iTunes App Store.
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