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‘Keep her in your prayers,’ mother asks after Dinwiddie party shooting

Posted at 1:25 PM, Aug 30, 2015
and last updated 2015-08-31 06:45:47-04

DINWIDDIE COUNTY, Va. --  A mother is searching for answers after her daughter was airlifted to an area hospital after gunfire erupted at a party at a home in central Dinwiddie County early Sunday morning.

Deputies found three people injured when they arrived at the 20000 block of Old Stage Road around 12:30 a.m.  Two were treated for minor injuries at Southside Regional Medical Center and released.

Erica Jackson

Erica Jackson

Erica Jackson's mother, Patricia, confirmed to WTVR CBS 6 news that her daughter was wounded and airlifted to VCU Medical Center.

"As my baby lies in that hospital bed clinging on to life from a random bullet and the tears flow from my eyes and the prayers flow from my aching heart and I try to muster up all the faith I could possibly have the words she used to say to me resonate in my mind, 'You're too over protective, Ma.' Please keep her in your prayers."

While Jackson remains hospitalized, the two others victims have already been released from the hospital.

Old Stage Road Shooting

Old Stage Road Shooting

As of 11 p.m. Sunday, there was still no information about a suspect or the motive for the attack.

"Sheriff’s Office Investigators are working this incident and attempting to develop suspects and a motive for the shooting," Major W. B. Knott said.

Kate and Ben Robinson, who live down the road from where the shooting happened, were surprised at all the commotion.

“We don’t have no problems,” Kate Robinson said. “Everybody gets a long and looks out for one another.”

Ben Robinson said he was shocked by the shooting because “nothing like that goes on around here.”

Jackson's mother said family members, who are at Erica's bedside, are hopeful someone will come forward to provide answers for investigators.

If you have information that could help, call the Dinwiddie County Sheriff's Office at 804-469-4550 or Crime Solvers at 804-861-1212