Police investigate shooting in South Boston after victim arrives at hospital for treatment Thursday; second shooting occurs shortly afterward

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SOUTH BOSTON, Va. (WFXR) – The South Boston Police Department is investigating after a man arrived at a Halifax hospital Thursday afternoon.

According to a statement from South Boston Police, officers responded to Halifax Sentara Regional Hospital on Thursday, Sept. 17, regarding someone who had arrived at the hospital and was suffering from an apparent gunshot wound.

The victim was a 33-year-old Halifax County man who has not yet been identified. The victim said he was in the 2100 block of North Main Street when he heard approximately nine or 10 gunshots.

He was struck in the leg and was treated and released from the hospital that night.

Officers arrived on the scene of the reported shooting and located several cartridge cases in that area. Those cases will be sent to the Department of Forensic Science in Richmond for further analysis.

Shortly thereafter, a call came into the Halifax County E-911 Center for a report of gunshots on Gygax Avenue, also in South Boston.

There were no injuries in this shooting and a cartridge case was also found in that area which will be sent to Richmond as well.

Police do not know at this time whether or not the incidents are related.

Both incidents are continuing to be investigated. If you have any information regarding either case, call South Boston Police or the Halifax County line at (434) 476-8445.

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