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Virginia boy charged after 2 shot, wounded at Salem Fair

Posted at 10:34 AM, Jul 02, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-02 10:42:49-04

SALEM, Va. -- Police in Virginia have filed felony charges against a boy after two people were shot on the opening night of a local fair.

The Roanoke Times reports officers with Salem police heard gunshots at the Salem Fair at around 9 p.m. on Wednesday before they saw someone with a gun who they captured after a chase.

According to police, one of the victims was also a juvenile, while the second victim was a man. Neither were acquaintances or knew of the shooter.

Police said the boy is younger than 16 years old, but have not released his exact age, according to WSLS.

The suspect, whose identity hasn't been released, is being held at the Roanoke Detention Center on multiple charges, including two counts of malicious wounding.