A 33-year-old Halifax County man was shot in the leg Thursday evening in one of two gunfire incidents in South Boston, authorities report.
It was shortly after 5 p.m. Thursday when South Boston Police Department officers were called to the emergency department at Halifax Sentara Regional Hospital.
They found a man with a gunshot wound to his leg who said he was in the 2100 block of North Main Street when he heard about 10 gunshots ring out. One of the bullets hit him in the leg, South Boston Police Department Lt. Randy Redd reported in a news release issued Saturday afternoon.
The man was treated and released from the hospital the same day.
Officers searched the area of North Main Street and found what they described as “numerous cartridge cases” that will be sent to the Virginia Department of Forensic Science in Richmond for analysis.
Shortly after police received the call about the shooting victim at the hospital, another 911 call reported shots fired in the area of Gygax Avenue in South Boston. Authorities reported no one was injured in that shooting, but a cartridge case was found and sent to the same lab in Richmond.
“Both of these incidents are under investigation and there are currently no suspects,” Redd wrote in the release.
Police do not know if the two shootings are related.
Anyone with any information on either incident is asked to call the South Boston Police Department or the Halifax County Crime Line at 434-476-8445.