Man Recovering at UVA from Gunshot Wound Allegedly Received in Louisa
LOUISA, Va. (WVIR) - A man is recovering at the University of Virginia Medical Center from a gunshot wound to the stomach he says he got in Louisa County.
The Louisa County Sheriff's Office says the investigation is ongoing, so there is not a clear motive behind the shooting right now. They say the victim has non-life threatening injuries.
The sheriff's office received a call around 1:50 a.m. on Thursday, letting them know UVA police were speaking to someone who claims they were shot in Louisa. It is not clear if UVA has an obligation to report gunshot wounds to police.
When Louisa County deputies were notified, at least one officer was dispatched to the hospital to take a statement from the victim. That has led to at least one small break in the case, according to Chuck Love of the sheriff's office.
"The only thing we have is the statements from the victim so we are interviewing an individual of interest at this time," Love said.
Love says right now, he is unable to share if the shooting was accidental or malicious. Love says the shooting is believed to be an isolated incident and there is not immediate danger to the public.