Henry County authorities investigate after man shot, airlifted to hospital Saturday night


HENRY COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — The Henry County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting that took place Saturday night in Axton and sent a man to the hospital.

According to deputies, the Martinsville-Henry County Emergency 911 Center received a call shortly after 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 26, of someone having been shot at 725 Mitchell Road in Axton.

When deputies arrived on the scene, they found the victim inside the residence, alert and coherent.

Timothy Jarod Mitchel, 31, of that address was identified by authorities as the victim of the shooting. He was airlifted to Wake Forest Baptist Health with gunshot wounds on his arm, chest, and buttocks, the sheriff’s office says.

Mitchell told investigators that he was outside of his residence when an unknown man wearing a mask approached him and shot him several times.

During the investigation, white powder was found, which is believed to be illegal narcotics that was discovered in the area where Mitchell was shot.

The investigation into this shooting continues.

If anyone has any information regarding this shooting, contact the Henry County Sheriff’s Office at (276) 638-8751, or Crimestoppers at 63-CRIME (632-7463).

The Crimestoppers program offers a reward of up to $2,500 for information relating to this crime. The nature of the crime and the substance of the information supplied will determine the amount of reward that is paid.

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