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Three shot on Glendale Drive; police seek suspects / May 20, 2019

Three persons were injured in a Friday night shooting on Glendale Drive in South Boston as a hail of gunshots ran out in the neighborhood around 10:15 p.m.

One of the persons shot — a 22-year-old male resident of South Boston — was airlifted to VCU Medical Center in Richmond for treatment of a gunshot wound to the abdomen. He initially went to the Sentara Halifax Regional Hospital emergency room.

Two others, a 20-year-old Danville woman who was shot in the leg, and a 24-year-old South Boston man who was shot in the hand and leg area, were treated at the hospital ER and released.

On Sunday, South Boston police were combing the area for evidence that could lead to an arrest, but according to Capt. Mitch Bowen, there are no active suspects.

Police also are still trying to determine what led up to the shooting. Bowen said the shooting victims had been taking part in a cookout when the gunfire broke out.

South Boston Officers B. Smith and B. R. McGuire were on patrol Friday night in the Poplar Creek area when they heard numerous gunshots coming from the Glendale Drive neighborhood, off Berry Hill Road. Numerous calls also came into the Halifax E 911 center about a shooting in the 100 block of Glendale Drive area and to report that a female subject had been shot.

Officers from the police department as well as deputies from the Halifax County Sheriff’s Office responded to a residence in the 100 block of Glendale Drive where they found the Danville woman who apparently had been shot in the leg. She was transported to the hospital by the Halifax County Rescue Squad. While on scene, officers learned that there were two other subjects at Sentara Halifax Regional Hospital Emergency Department who were being treated for gunshot wounds.

At the hospital, officers found the two South Boston men as they were being treated for their injuries.

In the early morning hours of Saturday, May 18, Detective C. L. Carswell executed a search warrant at a residence in the 100 block of Glendale Drive in connection with the shooting. Numerous items were collected and will be sent to the Department of Forensic Science in Richmond for analysis.

Anyone having any information regarding this incident is asked to call Detective C. L. Carswell at 434-575-7273 or to call the Halifax County Crimeline at 434-476-8445. Persons having information regarding this crime that leads to an arrest and conviction may be eligible for a reward.

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