Waynesboro Police Investigating Altercation on Sherwood Avenue
Waynesboro Police Department Press Release
The Waynesboro Police Department is investigating an altercation that happened around 9:30 pm on Wednesday, May 16, 2012 in the 700 block of Sherwood Ave. The altercation involved two groups of approximately ten to twelve people and resulted in a stabbing, a shooting, and an individual being dragged by a vehicle. However, no life threatening injuries were reported. The officers received various and conflicting statements from all those who were interviewed.
When officers arrived on the scene of the reported "fight in progress," they spoke with individuals from one side of the altercation. These witnesses indicated that individuals from the other side arrived in three vehicles for an unknown reason. The altercation quickly ensued which resulted in one 20 year old Waynesboro man being dragged by one of the vehicles. It is unknown if he hit by the vehicle first or caught in it as it drove away. A 23 year old Verona man who was a passenger is this vehicle was stabbed in the leg. Just before the three vehicles drove away, it is believed that one of their occupants fired a handgun one time. No one was struck by the gunshot and no damage from a bullet was located. Officers spoke to members of the second group a short time later in the Shenandoah Heights area.
The victim who was dragged by the vehicle didn't require medical attention. The stabbing victim transported himself to Augusta Health where he was treated and released.
At this point in the investigation, no charges have been placed. The Police Department is looking for any witnesses in the case. Anyone with information is asked to call Sgt Jason McCall at the Waynesboro Police Department (540)942-6675 or Central Shenandoah Valley Crime Stoppers at 1.800.322.2017.