18-year-old Liberty High student dies in Bedford shooting

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BEDFORD Co., Va. (WDBJ7) -- Deputies say an 18-year-old Liberty High School student died after in a shooting in Bedford County early Tuesday morning.

On arrival, the Bedford County Police and Sheriff's identified the 18-year-old as Nicholas Bernard.

Bernard was transferred to the Roanoke Memorial Hospital by helicopter where he later died.

Bedford County Public Schools expressed their sorrow in a statement saying, "It is with tremendous sorrow that we confirm the recent death of Nick Bernard, Liberty High School Senior. Nick was well known by both students and faculty for his natural ability to bring joy to the campus."

"He will be deeply missed by everyone who was fortunate enough to have known him. We extend our deepest sympathy to Nick’s family, friends and the Bedford Community."