South Boston Police continue to investigate three shootings Saturday night, one Sunday night

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SOUTH BOSTON, Va. (WFXR) – Police in South Boston are continuing to investigate a series of shootings that occurred this past weekend.

On Sunday night, officers with South Boston Police responded to the Emergency Department at Sentara Halifax Regional Hospital for reports of a person suffering from a gunshot wound to the leg.

The victim is said to be a 19-year-old South Boston man. His injuries are said to be non-life-threatening.

During the investigation, officers were said to be given conflicting accounts regarding how the shooting occurred but believe it may have occurred on or near Gygax Avenue in South Boston.

Witnesses around the scene reported hearing around six gunshots during this timeframe.

Calls came into the Halifax County E911 Center from people reporting hearing gunshots in the area of Estes Street that was called in at approximately 9:13 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 19.

While on the scene, officers were not able to locate any evidence relating to this call.

Another call for shots fired was reported just a few minutes later, at 9:24 p.m. on Saturday night in the area of College and Llewellyn Streets.

Officers were not able to find any evidence on the scene for this call either.

Just over two hours after that call, at around 11:30 p.m. on Saturday night, a third call came in for reports of shots fired around Harris Drive.

As with the previous two shootings, officers were not able to locate any evidence on the scene for this call.

If anyone has any information to share with police regarding any of these incidents, you are asked to call the South Boston Police Department at (434) 575-7273.

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