Police Investigating Shooting, Vehicle Crash in Onancock

Town of Onancock welcome sign. Photo by Carol Vaughn.

Staff Report —

Officers found a gunshot victim and a crashed vehicle in Onancock Wednesday, Oct. 13, after the Onancock Police Department received a report around 3 p.m. of an incident on Johnson Street, according to Onancock Police Chief Eric Williams.

When officers arrived on the scene, they found a 23-year-old male suffering from multiple gunshot wounds, according to Accomack County Sheriff Todd Wessells. The victim was transported to Riverside Shore Memorial Hospital and subsequently transported to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital where he is listed in critical condition.

The Accomack County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Onancock Police Department, Virginia State Police, Onley Police Department, Onancock Volunteer Fire Department, Tasley Fire Department, and the Accomack County Department of Public Safety.

The incident is being investigated by the Accomack County Sheriff’s Office with the Onancock Police Department assisting.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Accomack County Sheriff’s Office at 757-787-1132 or 757-824-5666 or tips may be submitted at accomackcountysheriffsoffice.org

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