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Sheriff’s office investigating shooting in Augusta County

When deputies arrived on scene, the 58-year-old male victim, whose name is not being released...
When deputies arrived on scene, the 58-year-old male victim, whose name is not being released at this time, was laying on the ground with an apparent gunshot wound to his head.(WIS)
Published: May. 24, 2022 at 10:13 PM EDT
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AUGUSTA COUNTY, Va. (WHSV) - The Augusta County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to Haywood Dr. in Crimora for a shooting at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

When deputies arrived on scene, the 58-year-old male victim, whose name is not being released at this time, was laying on the ground with an apparent gunshot wound to his head.

The Grottoes Rescue Squad transported the victim in this incident to Augusta Health with life-threatening injuries.

The male gunman in this incident was on the scene when deputies arrived. He was detained and brought to the sheriff’s office for questioning.

His name is not being released at this time either. No charges have been filed at this time, due to the fact that the investigation is still ongoing.

“This was an isolated incident between family members, and there is no threat to the community,” said Sheriff Donald Smith. No other information will be released at this time.

If anyone has any information about this incident, please contact the Augusta County Sheriff’s Office at 540-245-5333 or Crime Stoppers at 800-322-2017.

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