One woman dead, man injured after shooting at Henry County apartment

Shooting at apartment on Meadow Green Drive in Bassett... 6.12.22
Shooting at apartment on Meadow Green Drive in Bassett... 6.12.22(BTW21)
Published: Jun. 12, 2022 at 5:06 AM EDT
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HENRY Co., Va. (WDBJ) - A woman is dead after a Saturday night shooting in Henry County.

About 9:30 pm, the Martinsville-Henry County Emergency 911 Center received a call from a male stating he had been shot at an apartment on Meadow Green Dr., in Bassett, VA. The caller said his girlfriend had shot him, and he had also shot her.

Deputies located the male caller, Tyson Jermall Hairston, 32. Hairston had sustained gunshot wounds to the neck and torso. He was flown to a Roanoke hospital for treatment of life-threatening injuries.

The female victim, Tambria Taylor, 32, was also inside the apartment with gunshot wounds. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

The body will be transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for the Western District of Virginia, where an autopsy will be performed.

The preliminary investigative findings, according to the sheriff’s office, indicate there was an argument between Hairston and Taylor. During the altercation, Hairston and Taylor were armed with handguns. They each fired their guns, hitting each other multiple times.

This incident remains under investigation. 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.

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