BLACKSBURG – Two men were sent to the hospital on Saturday with gunshot wounds in what police are calling related incidents.
According to the Blacksburg Police Department, Blacksburg Police and Blacksburg Rescue responded to a report of a person with gunshot wounds on the sidewalk at Bluestone Lane at 1:51 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 18.
“Upon arrival, officers located a male with wounds to the leg and arm,” according to BPD. “Blacksburg officers administered first aid to the male until Blacksburg Rescue arrived. The victim was treated and then transported to LewisGale Montgomery Hospital for further treatment.”
Approximately an hour later, at 2:58 p.m., while investigating the first incident, Blacksburg Police and Blacksburg Rescue were dispatched to the 1800 block of Whipple Drive for a second person with gunshot wounds.
“The second male subject was also transported to Lewis Gale Montgomery Hospital for treatment,” according to BPD. “The victims are acquaintances and at this time, it appears that the incidents are related.”
The Virginia Tech Police Department, the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, and the Christiansburg Police Department are assisting with the investigation, which is ongoing.
Submitted by the Blacksburg Police Department