Two dead after shooting in Henry County; man arrested

Laquon Moss is charged in a Henry County deadly shooting
Laquon Moss is charged in a Henry County deadly shooting(Credit: Henry County Sheriff's Office)
Published: Jan. 15, 2022 at 4:52 AM EST
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HENRY COUNTY, Va. (WDBJ) - UPDATE: El Parral released the following statement regarding Friday night’s shooting:

El Parral Mexican Restaurant
El Parral Mexican Restaurant(El Parral Mexican Restaurant)

EARLIER STORY: Two people are dead and two people are hurt after a shooting at the El Parral restaurant in Henry County.

According to the Henry County Sheriff’s Office, about 11:05 p.m. Friday, the Martinsville-Henry County 911 Center received a call that several people had been shot at El Parral restaurant at 670 Commonwealth Blvd. Deputies found one person suffering from gunshot wounds to the torso and legs.

Deputies say that man was identified as Orlando Raceem Johnson, 31, of Martinsville, They say Johnson died from his gunshot wounds. Deputies say an argument had broken out between several people on the sidewalk of El Parral; that led to Laquon Moss and Orlando Johnson producing handguns and shooting. Henry County deputies say Laquon Moss shot Johnson, and as Moss fired at Johnson, he also shot a woman in a leg and another man in an arm. Both of those people sustained non-life-threatening injuries, according to deputies.

Sheriff’s office investigators say the preliminary investigative indicates a bullet fired from Johnson’s gun hit Malik Douglas, 25, of Martinsville, killing him.

Henry County deputies say Moss, 26 of Ridgeway is being held in the Henry County Jail without bond. Moss has been charged with First-degree murder, Malicious wounding (2 counts), Use of a firearm during the commission of a felony (3 counts), and Possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Anyone having information regarding this incident 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 $2500.00 for information related to crime. The nature of the crime and the substance of the information determine the amount of reward paid.

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