One dead, seven more shot at Pittsylvania Co. party

Published: Jun. 26, 2022 at 8:24 AM EDT|Updated: Jun. 26, 2022 at 9:07 AM EDT
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PITTSYLVANIA, Co. (WDBJ) - UPDATE: A 20-year-old man died in a shooting early Sunday morning in Pittsylvania County. The incident is being treated as a homicide.

Jerome Jaheim White, of Danville, died at a hospital.

No one have been arrested.

Anonymous information about the incident can be sent to or called into Pittsylvania County CrimeStoppers at 800-791-0044.

Callers, who can refrain from giving their names and/or phone numbers to qualify, are eligible for a cash reward if information leads to an arrest and/or recovery of evidence, according to the Pittsylvania County Sheriff’s Office.

The Pittsylvania County Sheriff’s Office is being aided by the Pittsylvania County Commonwealth Attorney’s Office, Virginia State Police, Danville Police Department, FBI, ATF and the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Roanoke with the case.

EARLIER STORY: The Pittsylvania County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an early morning shooting.

Around 1:30 a.m. Sunday, deputies say the 911 Center in Pittsylvania County received a call in reference to multiple gunshot victims. Rescue and law enforcement responded to the 1200 block of Kerns Church Road in the Sutherlin community.

Deputies found eight gunshot victims; two are in critical condition. The remaining six have non-life-threatening gunshot injuries, according to investigators.

Officials estimate more than 100 people were at a party/gathering when the shooting occurred.

The Pittsylvania County Sheriff’s Office, Virginia State Police and Danville Police Department are collecting evidence and interviewing witnesses.

Investigators say a motive for the shootings has not been established.

Anyone with information on this investigation is asked to call the Pittsylvania County Sheriff’s Office or your local law enforcement office.

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