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UPDATE: Martinsville Police identify Wednesday night shooting victim

MARTINSVILLE – On August 15 at approximately 9:30 PM, the Martinsville Police Department was notified of a shooting that occurred in the 100 block of Maple Street. The victim, Duane Stewart Joyce, 29, of Martinsville was taken to SOVAH of Martinsville where he was treated for non-life threatening injuries and released. Investigators processed the scene for evidence and interviewed witnesses. More information will be released when available; however for now, no further information will be released.

If anyone has any information regarding this crime, contact Sergeant Robert Jones at 276-403-5322 or Crime Stoppers at 276-63-CRIME.


MARTINSVILLE – A man suffered a gunshot wound to the arm Wednesday night on Maple Street in Martinsville. The condition of the victim is unknown. Two Black males wearing white masks were seen fleeing the scene when police officers of the Martinsville Police Department arrived. Police continue to search for those individuals in nearby areas of Maple Street.

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