Two townhouses in Dumfries, Va. hit by bullets

DUMFRIES, VA - Two townhouses in Dumfries, Va. were struck by stray bullets early Sunday morning.

The Prince William County Police Department said it happened in the 3300 block of Vineland Place. A homeowner reported that sometime between 12:00 a.m. and 7:30 a.m. their home was hit by a bullet.

Carl Wilson lives in one of the homes and said his wife woke him up around 12:30 a.m. because she thought she heard something break downstairs.

"Came on down and I took a look, and I noticed that there was a small hole in the wall and I didn’t remember having one. But I didn’t hear anything myself and after walking through we just went back to bed,” said Wilson.

It wasn’t until the morning that Wilson noticed his kitchen window had been broken and there was a gash in his ceiling. He believes the bullet came in through the window, ricocheted of the ceiling and lodged itself into his wall.

When police arrived to investigate, they found two more bullet strikes. One hit Wilson’s drain pipe and the second was lodged into the paneling of his neighbor’s townhouse.

Police said that no one was injured and add they were called to that area shortly after midnight for reports of gunfire, but did not find any immediate signs of a shooting.

Police do not believe the townhouses were the intended targets.