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Man shot at Chase City residence, in serious condition

SoVaNow.com / December 13, 2017


A man remains in critical condition at VCU Medical Center in Richmond after he was shot Saturday night outside a residence in Chase City.

Cpl. Scott Edmonds with the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office was called to the 100 block of Jackson Road after a witness reported a shooting to the 911 Center.

When Edmonds arrived at the Green Acres trailer court, around 11 p.m., the victim was being attended to by a member of the Chase City Police Department, according to Sheriff’s Office reports.

Sheriff Bobby Hawkins stated the victim was shot in the face and the bullet lodged in his brain.

Authorities are not releasing the name of the victim at this time, but they say he was transported to VCU Health Community Memorial Hospital in South Hill and later transferred to the VCU hospital in Richmond for treatment of life-threatening injuries. As of Tuesday, the Sheriff’s Office reported that the victim’s condition was upgraded to serious.

The investigation into the shooting continues. Although police are not ready to offer a motive for the shooting, Sheriff Hawkins said he believes an arrest is imminent.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Mecklenburg County Crime Solvers by calling 1-877-676-8477, or downloading the Mecklenburg Sheriff’s Office-South Hill Police Department phone app and submitting a tip by text. Both methods of communication are anonymous, and both can lead to a reward.

In other crime news, a computer laptop and Apple iPad were stolen from a home on Kim Drive in Boydton sometime between 5:30 p.m. and 10:35 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 6. Deputy Neil Clayton reported evidence of forced entry at the back door of the home. This matter also remains under investigation.

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