Man found dead in Henry County after report of shots fired early Sunday morning

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HENRY COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — Less than seven hours after responding to a shots fired call, the Henry County Sheriff’s Office received another call about the discovery of a body in the same area on Sunday morning.

The Henry County Sheriff’s Office says the Martinsville-Henry County 911 Center received a call about multiple gunshots at 376 Arrowhead Circle in Spencer shortly at 1:46 a.m. on Sunday, Jan. 26. Deputies drove through the area, but they reported that nothing seemed out of the ordinary and they could not locate the disturbance.

According to the news release another 911 call came in at 8:18 a.m. about the discovery of a body behind a house at 400 Arrowhead Circle.

Authorities say the victim is an unidentified young black male who was dressed in dark clothing. The victim’s body has been transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for the Western District of Virginia for an autopsy, which will determine the cause of death and the identity of the victim.

Investigators have yet to determine what took place, but they believe that some kind of gunfire took place between and behind the houses overnight.

Meanwhile, due to the extensive nature of the crime scene, investigators are reportedly photographing, making digital recordings, and collecting evidence from the area.

Sheriff Lane Perry says that members of the community have been very cooperative in sharing information about the incident with investigators.

If you have any information about the incident or the identity of the victim, please call the Henry County Sheriff’s Office at (276) 638-8751 or Crimestoppers at 632-7463.

Check back with WFXR News for more information about this ongoing investigation.

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