UPDATE (3:20 p.m.) – Charges are now pending following a Wednesday shooting in the Big Rock area of Buchanan County.
According to a release on the Buchanan County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page, investigators now believe the shooter has left the state.
“We are working with the authorities in that state to apprehend the suspect,” the post said. “It is an ongoing investigation and charges are pending at this time.”
According to the sheriff’s office, the male victim remains in critical condition at the Pikeville Medical Center.
BUCHANAN COUNTY, Va. (WJHL) — The Buchanan County Sheriff says the victim in a shooting in the Big Rock area Wednesday night is in critical condition at the hospital.
According to Sheriff Ray Foster, the victim was flown to a hospital by Medflight last night. On arrival, that person underwent surgery.
Foster told News Channel 11 that the victim is currently in the ICU.
The sheriff said that investigators have identified a person of interest but no one has been arrested as of Thursday morning.
“As far as I know, I think he’s on the run at the moment,” Foster said.