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Shooting victim treated at hospital

A 54-year-old South Boston resident was being treated Thursday afternoon at Halifax Regional Hospital after being shot in the arm by what was believed to be a BB gun, said South Boston Police Capt. B. K. Lovelace.

Although details were sketchy Thursday afternoon, the police captain said the incident occurred on Spring Avenue in South Boston.

According to Det. C. L. Carswell, at approximately 12:20 p.m. South Boston Police responded to Jeffress Boulevard in South Boston for a report of a person having been shot.

The victim had a small wound on the back of his left arm, Carswell said.

He told authorities he had been walking on Spring Avenue in South Boston about 20 minutes earlier when he was shot in his left arm with a BB gun or pellet gun.

“It was something similar to a BB gun,” Lovelace added.

When officers went to the area on Spring Avenue where the victim said the shooting had occurred, they discovered a white SUV parked on Spring Avenue that had damage on the windshield which also may have been caused by a BB gun or pellet gun, Carswell said.

 “At this time we have no suspects or no one of interest,” Lovelace said. 

Carswell is continuing to investigate the shooting, and anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the South Boston Police Department at 434-575-4273 or the Halifax County Crime Line at 434-476-8445.