Police Investigate After 2 Arlington Homes Struck by Gunfire

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Arlington police are investigating after two homes were struck by gunfire around 7 p.m. Tuesday night.

Police said they believed neither shooting was random and said there was no evidence to suggest the two were connected.

In one shooting, on the 1600 block of Kelly Terrace, a man was hit in the foot. In the other, on the 700 block of Melbourne Drive, no one was injured, but at least 15 rounds were fired.

A couple and their child were home in the on Melbourne Drive when they heard multiple gunshots outside, police said. The man went outside to see what was happening and said he saw a dark-colored sedan driving away from the neighborhood, police said.

The family was in a separate part of the house than the area that was hit.

“Sounded like a whole clip was unloaded,” neighbor Joe Lowry said. “This neighborhood is relatively quiet, I’ve been here 16 years and that is the first time we’ve had an incident like that.”

Police are still investigating a motive and have no suspect information.

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