Danville-Pittsylvania County Fairgrounds offer $5,000 reward for info after deadly weekend shooting

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PITTSYLVANIA COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — After a teenager died in a Saturday night shooting at the Danville-Pittsylvania County Fair, the fairgrounds and Crimestoppers are each offering thousands of dollars for information.

According to officials, a fight broke out at the Danville-Pittsylvania County Fairgrounds, which then continued into the parking lot and turned into a fatal shooting around 11:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 18.

The Pittsylvania County Sheriff’s Office says a minor died as a result of the shooting.

Neighbors and friends told WFXR News that the victim of the shooting was 16-year-old Josh Rone, a football player at Bartlett Yancey High School in North Carolina.

On Wednesday, Sept. 21, the sheriff’s office announced that fairgrounds’ organizers plan to offer a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those involved in Saturday’s fatal shooting.

Meanwhile, Pittsylvania County Crimestoppers are also offering a reward of up to $5,000 in exchange for information about the shooting, according to authorities.

If you know anything about this deadly shooting, you are asked to call Crimestoppers at 1-800-791-0044. You can remain anonymous while still being eligible for the reward.

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