Two people still recovering from weekend shootings
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- Two people are recovering after two separate shootings happened over the weekend.
The first shooting was Saturday afternoon on the 700 block of Prospect Avenue at the Greenstone on Fifth apartments.
Officials say four casings were found and this incident is still under investigation. No weapons have been recovered from the scene. No one was injured.
Fast forward to early Sunday morning, and police responded to a shooting at Fry's Spring Beach Club.
Robin Wrightson, the executive director of Fry's Spring Beach Club, says they've had incidents in years past, but this weekend's senseless act of violence still comes as a shock to many.
"It's a total shock. It's horrible. Everyone here at Fry's Spring, everyone in the neighborhood is very upset. It was very scary and it was unanticipated," Wrightson said.
Wrightson says the club is hosting an emergency board meeting Monday evening to discuss possible new protocols and how it plans to move forward.
Police say 120 casings from five different caliber firearms have been collected. Of the casings collected, 27 are rifle rounds. One firearm was also collected from the scene.
“The Forensic Unit is still in the process of collecting additional casings related to this incident," wrote police officials in a Monday release. "Several vehicles were towed from the scene for further processing. Two adult male victims sustained non-life-threatening injuries as a result of the shooting.”
In a press release Sunday, police said the group Peace in the Streets was hosting an event at the club the night of the shooting.
Charlottesville Police Captain William Newberry clarified Monday the group was not involved in the shooting in any way.
"They weren't the organizers. To our knowledge, they were beneficiaries," he said. "The wording could have been made more stronger, and more clear.”
Newberry adds the confusion was due to information provided early on in the investigation that indicated the group was listed on a flyer for the event, as well as an application to Virginia Alcohol Beverage Control for the event.
Peace in the Streets co-founder Nick Feggan released a statement in part quote:
“Although we were surprised that our organization Peace in the Streets was mentioned alongside the unfortunate events that occurred Saturday, never once did we doubt that our organization would be cleared of any involvement," Feggans said. "It would go against our vision to show any kind of anger towards anyone in this matter. Apology accepted.”
Newberry says these shootings are not related. As of Monday afternoon, police say no arrests have been made in either incident.