The Henry County Sheriff's Office is investigating a shooting that happened Thursday night.
The victim was shot in both legs. He was flown to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital for treatment. The victim's injuries do not appear to be life-threatening.
Investigators have obtained warrants for 55-year-old Michael Hairston of Martinsville for malicious wounding, using a firearm in commission of a felony, shooting within an occupied dwelling, and possession of ammunition by a felon. He is considered armed and dangerous.
Here is the news release from the Henry County Sheriff's Office:
On January 16, 2014 at approximately 6:30 pm, the Martinsville/Henry County 911 Center received a call of a shooting victim that came into the Memorial Hospital of Martinsville and Henry County. The victim, Roderick Lorenzo Walker, 48, of 475 Cordover Drive, Martinsville, Virginia suffered gunshot wounds to his right and left leg. He also received a laceration to the right side of his head above his ear. Roderick Lorenzo Walker was subsequently flown to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital in Roanoke, Virginia for treatment. His injuries are not considered to be life threatening at this time.
Warrants have been issued for Michael Anthony Hairston, 55, of 1104 Brookdale Road, Martinsville, Virginia for malicious wounding, use of firearm in commission of a felony, possession of firearm by a convicted felon, shooting within an occupied dwelling, and possession of ammunition by a felon.
The Martinsville City Police Department is currently seeking Michael Anthony Hairston for malicious wounding, use of firearm in commission of a felony, possession of firearm by a felon, possession of ammunition by a felon stemming from an unrelated incident. This individual is considered armed and dangerous.
Anyone having information regarding this shooting or the whereabouts of Michael Anthony Hairston is asked to contact the Henry County Sheriff’s Office at (276) 638-8751 or Crimestoppers at 63-CRIME (632-7463). The Crimestoppers Program offers rewards up to $1000.00 for information related to crime. The nature of the crime and the substance of the information determine the amount of reward paid.