Danville police investigate shots fired near hotel on Piney Forest Road


DANVILLE, Va. – At about 9:24 a.m. Friday, Danville Police Officers were called to 1030 Piney Forest Road in reference to a car fire and shots fired.

An employee at the Piney Forest Road business called to report that a vehicle was on fire in the parking lot. When she went outside to determine what had happened, shots were fired in her direction.

Police say there were no injuries reported.

Once on scene officers found a vehicle with burn marks from improvised incendiary devices. Debris was scattered nearby and collected for evidence.

Additional evidence was recovered and a K-9 team was called in to track.

At this time the investigation is ongoing.

Danville police are investigating reports of shots fired near the Astoria Hotel on Piney Forest Road on Friday morning. 

Officers say it's unclear if the shots were fired at the hotel or just nearby. 

They also say they have found a car with burn marks in the parking lot.

Officers brought in a K9 to carry out a search. 

At this time, they don't believe anyone was hurt. 


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