A 17-year-old is facing charges after South Boston police report a suspect fired shots Friday night in the area of the Tuck Dillard Memorial Stadium at Halifax County Middle School, striking a vehicle.
It was about 10 p.m. Friday when an officer identified as J. Bulter heard gunfire as he was on patrol in the Centerville area, according to a news release from the South Boston Police Department sent out Sunday morning.
After he heard the shots, someone called the Halifax E911 center to report gunfire in the football stadium near the middle school.
When police arrived, they found a 2004 Honda that “appeared to have been struck twice by gunfire,” police reported.
Witnesses told police a group of adults and juveniles “were in the stadium area when an argument and a fight subsequently broke out.”
After the fight, police report, the suspect got a handgun and started firing.
No one was hit by the gunfire, according to police. Officers did find numerous cartridge cases from the parking lot area.
Authorities later arrested an unnamed 17-year-old and charged him with attempted malicious wounding, reckless handling of a firearm, discharging a weapon on school property and underage possession of a firearm.
He’s being held in the W.W. Moore Juvenile Detention Facility in Danville awaiting a court appearance.