COEBURN, Va. (WJHL) — The Coeburn Police Department with assistance from the Virginia State Police (VSP) and Wise County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an alleged shooting that took place Saturday night on Front Street.

The Wise County Sheriff’s Office said in a post that at around 10:52 p.m., officers found a person lying in the roadway with a gunshot wound to his head. The post goes on to say the victim was stabilized and transported to a trauma center where he was in critical condition.

A post by the Coeburn Police Department states, “As of today [Sunday] no arrests have been made and there is an ongoing investigation underway.” No physical description of a possible suspect was provided by police.

A release from the sheriff’s office on Sunday said there is currently no reason to believe that the public is in immediate danger. The release said the public is still urged to remain vigilant.

The Wise County Sheriff’s Office is asking anyone with information regarding the incident to contact them at 276-328-3756 or email at A statement from the release can be found below:

Sheriff Grant Kilgore assures the public that every possible measure is being taken to ensure their safety and bring those responsible to justice. We understand that incidents like these can cause concern within the community, and we appreciate your cooperation and support during this time. We will continue to provide updates as the investigation progresses.

Wise County Sheriff’s Office