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Two airlifted with serious wounds from Sunday gunfire

SoVaNow.com / March 27, 2017




Two persons were seriously wounded in a shooting incident just after midnight Sunday, with South Boston Police responding to the sound of gunshots in the Poplar Creek Street and Glendale Drive areas of town.

Police report that three people suffered injuries: a 23-year-old male with an apparently minor gunshot wound, and a 23-year-old male and 24-year-old female who arrived by private vehicle at the Sentara Halifax Regional Hospital emergency room with more serious injuries. Both were airlifted to Duke Medical Center in Durham, N.C. for treatment. Their current condition is not known.

Just after midnight Saturday, SBPD Officer J. George reported hearing gunshots, possibly in the area of Poplar Creek Street in South Boston. About three minutes after George first reported hearing the sound of gunfire, a call came in from the Glendale Drive area of South Boston that someone had been shot at.

George and Officer B. Smith and Cpl. C. Mann responded to the scene and met with a 23-year-old male subject who had what seemed to be a minor gunshot wound. The male subject was examined by first responders and declined further treatment.

While officers were in the Glendale Drive area, another call came in from the hospital ER reporting that two people there had arrived by private vehicle with apparent gunshot wounds. The 23-year-old male and 24-year-old female were treated at the ER before both were airlifted to Duke Hospital.

The scene at Glendale Drive was processed and a vehicle was seized from the parking lot of Sentara Halifax Regional Hospital to be examined for potential evidence as well, according to police reports.

The incident is currently under investigation.

Anyone having any information regarding the shootings is asked to contact Detective Randy Redd at the South Boston Police at 434-575-7205 or Halifax County Crime Line at 434-476-8445.

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