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Chestnut Knob Road gunshot wound was self-inflicted, Sheriff says

Updated: Nov 22




HENRY COUNTY, VA – The Henry County Sheriff’s Office continues its investigation into what lead to a woman being shot on Monday morning.


Deputies were called to 2012 Chestnut Knob Road in Henry County for the shooting at around 11:39 a.m.


Sheriff Lane Perry said the caller stated the female victim had a self-inflicted gunshot wound

Arriving deputies found a woman who was able to communicate some information to them outside the mobile home with a gunshot wound.


She did say that the wound was self-inflicted and soon became unable to speak further, according to Sheriff Perry.


The Henry County Department of Public Safety responded thereafter and transported the victim to a landing zone set up by the Horsepasture Volunteer Fire Department.

She is listed as currently being in critical condition.


The Sheriff said his deputies and investigators have continued working the scene to determine what has happened.


A search warrant has been executed and substantial amounts of drugs and money have been recovered, according to authorities.


If you have information on this incident, you are asked to contact the Henry County Sheriff’s Office at 276-638-8751 or Crimestoppers at 276-632-7463.


The Crimestoppers program offers rewards up to $2,500.00 for information related to crime.

The nature of the crime and the substance of the information determine the amount of the reward that you are paid.

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