Police arrest man reportedly involved in Martinsville shooting last week

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MARTINSVILLE, Va. (WFXR) — Police in Martinsville have arrested a man who, they say, was involved in a shooting that took place on April 8 on Armstead Avenue.

According to the Martinsville Police Department, at approximately 6:15 p.m. on Thursday, April 8, a call came in about a fight in progress with shots fired in the area of Armstead Avenue.

A short time after that call, police say the victims came to the department to report they had been shot at along Armstead Avenue.

No injuries occurred, but a vehicle belonging to a victim was reportedly struck several times by gunfire.

According to the department, 36-year-old Anthony Eugene Moore was arrested on Tuesday, April 13 in connection with the incident.

Police say he is being charged with shooting into an occupied vehicle, possession of a firearm by a violet felon, reckless handling of a firearm, and discharging a firearm within the City of Martinsville.

Moore is reportedly being held without bond in the Martinsville City Jail.

Police are continuing to investigate this shooting, but if you have information about it, you are asked to call Lt. Sandy Hines at (276) 403-5328 or Crime Stoppers at (276) 632-7463. Information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the suspect(s) in this case is eligible for a reward of up to $2,500.

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