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Police investigating shooting near Wise

Staff report • Feb 3, 2020 at 3:12 PM

WISE — The Wise County Sheriff’s Department and the Virginia State Police are investigating a shooting in the Stephens community near Wise.

According to a joint statement from Sheriff Grant Kilgore and county Commonwealth’s Attorney Chuck Slemp III, a shooting happened in the Stephens area and no arrests have yet been made in the case.

Kilgore said dispatchers received a call around midnight Sunday. Investigators have been searching Monday in a wooded area off Limestone Road near a church cemetery. VSP vehicles were visible near the scene.

Kilgore and Slemp said there is no immediate danger to the public. They declined to give details, citing an ongoing investigation.

The Norton and Wise police departments are also assisting in the investigation.

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