PETERSBURG, Va. (WRIC) – The latest round of gun violence in central Virginia left at least nine people injured in two days, but the deluge of bullets leaves an even greater sense of emotional stress.

Two hours after a Petersburg woman’s grandson was reportedly grazed by a bullet near her home and saw her friend’s bloodied face, she pleaded for the carnage to stop.

“Please lower your arms. It could have been my life, it could have been my grandson’s life,” Kelly Stewart said Friday night outside her home; hold back the tears.

The shooting in the early evening around 6 p.m. was the second shooting on Halifax Street in 20 hours, and the first in Petersburg after a double shot wednesday night on the yard of the locusts.

Speaking directly to those who choose violence, Stewart said: ‘You’re not just hurting us, you’re hurting a lot of people. People are afraid, we have all these people who are afraid to go out because of these weapons. Please stop the violence. Please stop the violence.

Petersburg police say the three people who were shot in Halifax on Thursday and Friday are expected to recover, but others shot in the Richmond subway face more tragic fates.

thursday evening two people were found shot dead in the Chesterfield Broadwater flats complex on Timsberry Circle – one of the victims was found shot multiple times inside a sedan.

Chesterfield Police identified Tyjuan Coleman, 20 As a deceased man, the second person shot in the incident remains unidentified and suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

Thursday also saw a wave of violence in South Richmond, where two people were shot inside Ironclad Pizza & Grill on McDonough Street. One man is said to have been fighting for his life, while the other victim is expected to recover.

The lingering question: what’s going on?

“It’s scary for me, it’s very scary,” Stewart said, adding, “It’s going to be a tough weekend for me, but I’ll try to get through it.”

Anyone with information about these crimes is encouraged to contact the authorities, and can do so anonymously.