Police investigating two drive-by shootings that occurred April 11 and 12 said they don't know yet if the incidents are related.

Police investigating two drive-by shootings that occurred April 11 and 12 said they don't know yet if the incidents are related.

The first shooting occurred between 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. April 11 in the 1000 block of Hammond Road. The second occurred just after midnight April 12 in the 7000 block of Roshon Avenue. The locations are within a mile of each other.

No injuries were reported as a result of either incident. Police reports said a bullet shattered the storm door window of a residence on Roshon Avenue and a bullet penetrated a garage door at a rental property on Hammond Road.

No other damage was reported.

Police Chief Dave Suciu said officers cannot determine yet if the two shootings are related.

"I can tell you the shooting on Hammond was not a random act, and I'm fairly confident saying that," Suciu said. "The investigation on that shooting is still ongoing and with any luck at all, we'll solve it, but it's going to take some more legwork and more cooperation on the part of the witnesses and victims."

Suciu said a witness on Hammond Road reported seeing shots fired from a Chevrolet Monte Carlo, which police have located, although he wouldn't reveal where because the investigation is still continuing.

"We're fairly confident that the victims (of Hammond Road incident) at least have some inclination as to who was involved in the shooting," he said.

Suciu said the culprits could be charged with discharging a firearm into a habitation, which is a felony.

He said this kind of incident is not something that happens on a regular basis in Reynoldsburg. The last time a similar incident occurred was at least a year ago, he said.

Police patrols have been increased in what Suciu called "problem areas."

"As time permits and staffing permits, we're trying to step up the routines with regard to some these problem areas that we've identified throughout the city," he said.