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20-year-old shot while in vehicle, dies at Martinsville hospital

MARTINSVILLE, VA – Police are seeking leads on an early Sunday morning homicide in Martinsville.

20-year-old Nyjeon Dameae Brandon, of Martinsville, was brought to the Sovah Health emergency room with gunshot wounds by private citizens at 2:25 a.m., according to the police department.

Police said Brandon died as a result of those injuries shortly after his arrival.

The shooting took place while Brandon was a passenger in a vehicle that was traveling in the 300 block of Commonwealth Boulevard West around the area of Chopstix, Chief of Police Rob Fincher told BTW21 News.

The investigation is in its early stages as detectives are collecting evidence and tracking down leads from the public.

Anyone having information is asked to contact Lieutenant Jim Lovell at 276-403-5301 or the Crime Stoppers line at 276-632-7463.

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