Three people shot downtown
Shots were fired in the parking lot between the restaurant and the former H&R Block on Water Street early Sunday morning, and the victims were rushed by ambulance to the UVA Hospital just before 3am. A large grey Cadillac in the lot was the focus of police attention: the front windshield had two bullet holes, the rear right window had been smashed, and officers were assessing damage to the rear of the vehicle. The entire lot was closed off by a police barrier, with evidence markers placed at numerous other points.
The lead officer on the scene, Sergeant Shawn Bayles of the Charlottesville Police Department, said that at least one of the victims was expected to survive: "His wounds aren't very severe. The other one, I don't know," he said. By Sunday evening, two of the victims had been released and the third was in stable condition.
Bayles described the individuals involved as three black males, but declined to give further information due to the pending investigation.