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Two Injured in Friday Night Shooting in Onancock; Suspects Sought

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ONANCOCK, Va. - The Accomack County Sheriff's Office is investigating a Friday night shooting in Onancock that left two people injured.

According to Sheriff Todd Godwin, Onancock police officers patrolling the Pine Street Apartments witnessed gunshots fired between several people at around 9:45 p.m. Friday. The sheriff said when the officers confronted one of the individuals, that person pointed a gun in the officers' direction. According to Godwin, that is when one of the officers fired a shot, causing that person to run away.

Godwin said 21-year-old Nadir Amir Toppin of Accomac, who was also at the scene, was taken into custody by Onancock police. He was charged with reckless handling of a firearm and released from confinement Saturday on $1,500 secured bond.

According to Godwin, further investigation led to the discovery of one person suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. He was taken to an area hospital, where deputies say he is currently in stable condition.

Godwin also said that just before 10 p.m. the sheriff's office says it received information about another gunshot victim located at the Onancock Square Apartments. He also was taken to an area hospital where he was treated and released. 

Godwin said his office is conducting an ongoing investigation to determine the identities of the suspects in this incident as well as any involvement by the gunshot victims. 

Virginia State Police and the Onley and Parksley police departments also assisted in the investigation.

Anyone with information on this or any other crime is asked to contact the Accomack County Sheriff’s Office at (757) 787-1131 or (757) 824-5666, or tips may be submitted through accomackcountysheriffsoffice.org.

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