Portsmouth va Harbor square apartments shooting, Police not stopping gunfight

A violent gun fight was caught on camera in the middle of an apartment complex parking lot.

Surveillance video shows chaotic shoots at apartment complex Portsmouth

Earlier this month, a chaotic gun battle erupted at a Portsmouth apartment complex.

10 Your Side first looked into the gunfight after we received a post on social media. It shows several people firing outside Harbor Square Apartments.

Police are looking into the incident, but that's not stopping the complex's growing concern.

Surveillance video captured the scene shows a group targeting a complex parking lot. According to the video timeline, it happened just before 10pm. Monday, Nov. 9.

"I guess they came looking for some residents who stayed out here said Apartment Maintenance Supervisor Cheron Fowler. "Gunshots were fired into an apartment and wherever they were. Luckily, nobody was hit, that's the blessing."

While shooting didn't hurt anyone the complex was damaged.

"Like all apartments, the windows were shot out," Fowler said. "Four apartments, two upstairs and two downstairs, each window was shot out."

Fowler was amazed at what happened.

"It was a shock to see teenagers with military-style weapons and know how easy it is for them to get it on the streets," he said. "Shocking, seeing it at your workplace."

A resident who asked not to be identified says she's ready to leave due to violence.

"Seeing the video was like 'Dang, so many people? 'I'm glad I wasn't here,' she said. "I was like it's time to move, honestly."

She and Fowler are happy that nobody was hurt, but they don't want to see a shootout like this happen again.

"You shot off your usual gunshots, all like that, but nothing like that," Fowler said.

Fowler hopes this video will be a clear sign for anyone looking to cause trouble staying away.

"As you see, on camera," Fowler said. "Everything's camera."

A Portsmouth police spokeswoman says it's an open investigation. She couldn't provide additional details.

10 On Your side, the property manager reached out but he didn't hear back.

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