Police arrest man and juvenile after Altavista shooting

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Published: Jun. 10, 2022 at 12:49 PM EDT
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ALTAVISTA, Va. (WDBJ) - The Altavista Police Chief says there are “4 victims and no injuries” from a Friday morning shooting in the 1000 block of Main Street. Further information about the circumstances of the shooting has not been released.

Police say the suspects and victims know each other.

19-year-old Shaquan Dews and an unnamed juvenile were arrested around 6 p.m. Friday in connection to the incident.

Dews has been charged with four counts of attempted second-degree murder, and use of a firearm while attempting to commit murder, reckless handling of a firearm, and brandishing a firearm. The juvenile is facing the same charges.

Dews is being held without bond and the juvenile is in detention.

If you have any information or video of this shooting, you’re asked to contact police.

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