Teen Held in Connection with Shooting of 17-year-old at Mary N. Smith Center

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A 16-year-old boy has been apprehended in connection with the shooting of a 17-year-old girl at Mary N. Smith Cultural Center Saturday, Jan. 15.

According to Accomack County Sheriff Todd Wessells, the Sheriff’s Office received a report at around 11:40 Saturday that a gunshot victim was transported to Riverside Shore Memorial Hospital.

When deputies arrived at the hospital, they found a 17-year-old girl suffering from a gunshot wound. Deputies were told the shooting happened at Mary N. Smith Cultural Enrichment Center at the conclusion of a Sweet Sixteen birthday party. The girl was treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

Investigation led to petitions being obtained for a 16-year-old boy from Cape Charles on charges of malicious wounding, use of a firearm in commission of a felony, and shooting into an occupied vehicle.

The suspect is currently incarcerated at the Norfolk Juvenile Detention Center.

No other suspects are being sought.

The Accomack County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Onley Police Department and the Northampton County Sheriff’s Office.
Anyone with information on this or any other crime is asked to contact the Accomack County Sheriff’s Office at 757-787-1131 or 757-824-5666 or tips may be submitted at accomackcountysheriffsoffice.org

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