Vehicle Theft and Shooting Investigation

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On February 22, 2021, at approximately 3:15 AM, patrol officers responded to the area of West South Street and Lafayette Street for the report of shots heard. Upon arrival, officers spoke with the reporting party. It was discovered that the shots fired physically struck the victim’s residence. An investigation was initiated and is on-going in that incident.

At 6:15 AM, patrol officers responded to the 600 block of Worrall Avenue for the report of a stolen vehicle. During that investigation, it was determined that a vehicle was stolen, two victims were identified as having items stolen from their vehicles, and two more victims were identified as having someone inside their vehicle but nothing discovered stolen.

The vehicle that was stolen is identified as a silver 2020 Honda HRV. Surveillance video captured the vehicle being stolen at approximately 2:00 AM. As viewed on video, an unknown make/model light colored sedan stops in the street and four subjects exit the vehicle. The subjects quickly spread out running to check for unlocked cars. After finding the Honda unlocked, the subjects were able to start the vehicle and they all leave the view of the camera.

We have reason to believe these two events are related. The victim of the shooting incident stated they saw a vehicle matching the description of the stolen vehicle flee the scene.

A follow up of both of these incidents is on-going. At this time, the stolen vehicle has not been recovered. Officers canvassed the area and located dozens of homes with video surveillance cameras. We are asking all residents in the Stenning Hills area to check their cameras and forward any video between the hours of 1:00 AM and 3:30 AM to the department for review.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to submit it to the police department via our Submit a Tip function or by contacting Detective Cpl. Christopher Gravina at cgravina@kennettsquarepolice.org. Anyone with surveillance video equipment is asked to submit an entry to our Camera Registry as this will greatly assist us in the future in contacting those with equipment for video requests.

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Monday, February 22, 2021 - 2:00am

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KS-21-001606

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