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22-year-old Chase City man slain in South Boston

SoVaNow.com / May 13, 2021
A 22-year-old Chase City man was slain early Thursday morning while sitting in a four-door Ford on Gygax Avenue in South Boston. The victim, Raquan M. Canada of Chase City, died of gunshot wounds.

The incident took place around 5 a.m. Thursday morning. The Halifax County 911 Center received a 5:19 a.m. call reporting the shooting and officers with the South Boston Police Department responded to the scene on Gygax Ave. approximately eight minutes after receiving the call.

Officers found Canada, a 22-year-old black male, in the passenger seat of a 2019 Ford, 4-door car.

The area surrounding Gygax Ave. and Hoover St. was blocked off for several hours while officers from the SBPD and Halifax County Sheriff’s Office spoke with neighbors and collected evidence from the scene.

The victim’s body was transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner where an autopsy is scheduled to be performed.

“It is at times like these that we ask our community to please come forward and help us bring much needed closure to the victim’s family. It is only with the support of our town and its residents that we can find those who are responsible for the unfortunate death of this young man,” stated Police Chief Bryan Young.

Currently, no charges have been filed and no arrests have been made in this case.

Lt. Tiffany Bratton is leading the investigation for the South Boston Police Department. Anyone with information concerning this crime is asked to call the police department at 434-575-7203, or the Halifax County Crimeline at 434-476-8445. Callers may remain anonymous.

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