HPD Investigates Fatal Shooting At Harris Gardens

Brent Finnegan -- September 17th, 2010

Harrisonburg police are investigating a shooting death at an apartment complex on Vine Street late Thursday night.

Officers responded at 9:23 p.m. to the report of multiple shots being fired. Upon arrival, officers found a female in the parking lot, who was unresponsive.

Janet Bonilla, 25, of Harrisonburg was pronounced dead at the scene.

Investigators and officers are currently processing the crime scene, interviewing individuals in the area, and searching for evidence related to the crime.

The exact cause of death of Ms. Bonilla is pending an investigation by the Medical Examiner’s Office.

As of Friday morning, no charges had been filed.

This is the second shooting incident in northeast Harrisonburg in two weeks. On September 5, two men were shot and wounded in the 200 block of Kelley Street.

Following last week’s shooting, the Northeast Neighborhood Association organized a town hall meeting to address violent crime in the Kelley Street area. The public meeting is scheduled to take place at the Lucy Simms building Thursday, September 23.


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