The situation of the barricades in the houses of Henrico is probably linked to the country


HENRICO COUNTY, Va. — Negotiations continue more than seven hours after shots were fired at a barricade situation inside a home in an east Henrico County neighborhood on Saturday.

Police were called to the 7600 block of Phillips Wood Drive to reports of a shooting around 9.30am.

Crime Insider sources told Jon Burkett that anyone in the house fired at officers arriving on the scene and those officers were to take cover.

“Responding officers secured the area and waited for additional resources,” a Henrico police spokesperson said. “No rescuers were injured.”

This spokesman said shots were fired inside and from the house.

“While information is limited and this remains an active scene, this is likely a domestic incident,” police said in an email update at around 4:15 p.m.

Previously, officers had asked neighbors along Phillips Woods to “stay inside their residence”.

Neighbors told WTVR CBS 6 they saw people they described as movers diving out of windows after hearing gunshots fired from inside the house.

Police later said the two people were not injured.

“Police have spoken to the individuals and are working to find out more about what happened this morning,” officers said.

Police believe more than one person is inside the house.

Provided to WTVR

“It’s still a very active situation,” journalist Maggi Marshall said in a report on Facebook around 11:45 a.m.

At 3:30 p.m., first responders from the Henrico Police Department, Henrico Fire Department, Hanover County Sheriff’s Office, Virginia State Police and Metro-Richmond Flying Squad remained on places.

Officials previously said negotiators were working to get in touch with the suspect.

“The safety of our first responders and neighbors in the area is paramount, and police will continue our negotiation efforts,” officials wrote.

This is a developing story, so anyone with more information can email [email protected] to send a tip.

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