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UPDATE: Martinsville Police identify shooting victim; search continues for two suspects

Updated: Feb 11, 2019

MARTINSVILLE – Thursday at approximately 11:20 PM, the Martinsville Police Department was notified of a shooting that occurred in the 500 block of Armstead Avenue. The victim, 19-year-old Nictavius Consonta Tinsley, of Martinsville was shot in the arm and leg. Tinsley was taken to SOVAH Health in Martinsville and was later flown to a medical facility in Greensboro, North Carolina where he was treated for a gunshot wound. According to police, his injuries are not expected to be life-threatening.

Investigators and officers processed the scene for evidence and interviewed witnesses.

More information will be released when available. Anyone with information regarding this crime is asked to contact Sergeant R. L. Ratcliffe at 276-403-5331 or Crime Stoppers at 276-63-CRIME.


MARTINSVILLE – The Martinsville Police Department is searching for two African American males after they fled the scene of the shooting on Armstead Avenue.

Thursday at around 11:20 PM, police responded to the 500 block of Armstead Avenue for a call of a gunshot wound victim. A 19-year-old man was shot in the arm and leg.

The gunshot wound victim was transported to SOVAH Health in Martinsville and was later airlifted to a regional hospital.

The suspects are described to be wearing black hoodies and jeans. No other description was given.

The Henry County Sheriff's Office assisted city police in the investigation.

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