|The Goodwin House|
Police received calls from people hearing gunshots at about 10:30 p.m. on Feb. 10 and again at around 6:25 p.m. on Feb. 23 near the Goodwin House, which is at 3440 S. Jefferson St.
“It is possible that two apartments were hit in one of the incidents,” the Fairfax County Police Department reports. “There does not appear to be any consistency in the areas where the building was hit, and detectives do not have reason to believe that any residents are being targeted.”
While investigating the Feb. 23 incident, officers heard gunshots that sounded like they were coming from the direction of a nearby shopping center.
No injuries were reported and no damage was initially noted, but a resident of Goodwin House called the next afternoon to report a bullet hole in a window. A bullet fragment was recovered from the residence, which was unoccupied at the time.
On Feb. 27, a patrol supervisor heard gunshots coming from the same neighborhood. Officers responded to the area, but no damage or injuries were reported.
The FCPS urges anyone who hears gunshots or sees anything suspicious at Goodwin House to call 911. Anyone with information about the incidents should call 703-691-2131 or submit a tip anonymously to Crime Solvers.