Henrico’s shooting injured three boys, underscoring the security concerns of the complex’s residents

HENRICO COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — The Henrico County Sheriff’s Department continues to investigate after three boys were shot dead outside an apartment complex in Sandston on Thursday evening.

Shortly after 8:45 p.m., Thursday, May 25, officers were called to the 4900 block of Wood Thrush Circle — near Audobon Village Apartments — for a report of a firearms violation.

Upon arrival, law enforcement found three juvenile males with non-life threatening injuries. All three were taken to nearby hospitals for treatment.

Some residents of the apartment complex told 8News that they had previously worried about safety and complained about people loitering on the property.

Melvin Miles, who lives near the apartment complex, said the violence needs to stop.

“You know, I get nervous when I hear gunshots and people getting shot and I hear about it on the news,” he said. “People are shot three at a time? I mean, it’s just a lot. It’s a lot and it’s scary.”

County leaders plan to meet with property management next week to find a solution.

“There’s just shooting after shooting, no matter where it is,” said Henrico County Executive Tyrone Nelson. “We’ve become desensitized to that as a community, and that’s sad.”

Nelson said until the community comes together and takes guns out of the hands of the wrong people, this will continue.

8News reached out to Audubon Village’s corporate office Friday and did not receive a response.

Detectives are still investigating what happened, a possible motive or suspect information.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Henrico County Police Department at 804-501-5000.

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