Five people were shot early Sunday morning at a gathering of 150-200 people in the 800 block of Alvis Rd. in Brunswick County, according to the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office.
The sheriff’s office received a 911 call from a person at that address at approximately 1 a.m. reporting that multiple shooters had fired about 50 shots.
When Brunswick County deputies arrived on scene, they took two subjects into custody, assisted by Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office.
The two subjects who were arrested and charged were Isaiah Stith, 21, from Lawrenceville, and Maurice Webb, 18, from Lynchburg.
Stith was charged with carrying a concealed weapon and reckless handling of a firearm. Webb was charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. They are being held without bond at Meherrin River Regional Jail in Alberta.
The deputies determined that the shooting victims had left the scene. A short time later, it was reported that three gunshot victims arrived at VCU Health Community Memorial Hospital in South Hill. The victims were identified as Janie Smith, 22, of Lawrenceville, Teairha Bennett, 26, of Henderson, N.C. and Tammy Clary, 44, of La Crosse.
Smith was flown to MCV in Richmond, Va. Clary was taken to VCU CMH, but later transported via ambulance to MCV.
Shortly after receiving the call from VCU CMH, the Warren County, N.C. Sheriff’s Office called and stated that they were on scene at the North Carolina Rest Area with a vehicle that was occupied by two people that had sustained gunshot wounds. The two victims were identified as Darius Hendricks, 31, and Antonio Atcherson, 19, both of Emporia. They were both flown to Duke University Hospital in Durham, N.C.
Investigators responded to the scene and collected evidence. During the investigation, multiple people were interviewed, and it was determined that O’Dayle Evans, 28, of Lawrenceville, was in possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. He was charged with that offense.
The investigation is ongoing, and more charges will be sought. Any person with information related to this crime should contact the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office at (434) 848-3133 or Brunswick County Crime Solvers at (434) 848-2336.
The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank the following agencies for their assistance: Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office, Lawrenceville Police Department, Warren County Sheriff’s Office, Virginia State Police, Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, South Hill Police Department, Brunswick County Emergency Medical Services, Central Rescue, Southside Rescue, Boydton Life Station and Lake Gaston First Responders.
At press time, all victims were reported to be in stable condition.