One person is in serious condition and another in police custody Friday evening after an afternoon shooting near Esmont in southern Albemarle County.
Around 1:30 Friday afternoon, 911 dispatchers got a call about the incident from the alleged shooter. Albemarle County police say the male suspect called in to report shots had been fired. He has since been taken into custody.
The victim was taken to the University of Virginia medical center with one gunshot wound. Police say he is listed in serious condition.
Albemarle County Police Sergeant Darrell Byers explained, "There was some type of feud, I don't know the nature of it. That's something we hope the investigation will conclude. But there was some type of feud today, obviously that caused this incident and we'll be looking into that."
The victim was transported several miles away from the home where the shooting took place to a convenience shop, prior to being picked up by an ambulance.
Neighbors interviewed Friday afternoon say they were shocked that such a violent crime could have happened in such a quiet place. Police remained on the scene Friday afternoon, and will continue investigating into the evening to find out exactly what happened.
Albemarle County Police sent the following press release regarding the shooting:
On March 16, 2012 at approximatley 1:30 P.M. the Albemarle County Police responded to the 8700 block of Chestnut Grove Road for a reported disorder involving a weapon. The suspect called the Emergency Communication Center and stated that someone had been shot, and the victim was no longer at that location.
The victim was driven from the scene of the incident and stopped at a local convenience store, where he was transported to the University of Virginia Medical Center via ambulance with non-life threatening injuries.
The suspect is in the custody of the Albemarle County Police, and the investigation into this matter is ongoing.
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