8/22/2012 - Update on Mappsville shooting Monday night

According to Sheriff Todd Godwin, on Monday, August 20 at approximately 10:21 p.m., the Accomack County Sheriffs Office received a report from the Eastern Shore 911 Center in regards to shots being fired in the Mappsville Trailer Park. Further investigation revealed that one victim was approached by two black males outside of his residence at which time the victim was shot by the suspects. A 2nd victim was also shot at the residence during this incident and the suspects fled on foot prior to deputies' arrival. One victim was pronounced dead at the scene as the other was transported by Bloxom Ambulance to Riverside Shore Memorial Hospital and flown to Sentara Norfolk General where he is listed in stable condition. The incident appears to have been the result of an attempted robbery.

Identification of the deceased is being withheld pending notification of immediate family.

The Accomack County Sheriff's Office was assisted by the Virginia State Police, Parksley Police Department, and the Onley Police Department.

Anyone with information concerning this crime is asked to contact the Accomack County Sheriff's Office at 787-1131 or 824-5666.

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