According to Sheriff Todd E. Godwin at approximately 2:11 PM on November 30, 2019, the Accomack County Sheriff’s Office received reports of a person suffering from a gunshot wound at Walmart in Onley, Virginia. Upon deputies arrival on scene they found a 66-year-old male suffering from an accidental self-inflicted gunshot wound to the hand. The victim was transported to Riverside Shore Memorial Hospital by Melfa Fire Rescue where he was treated and released.

The Accomack County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Virginia State Police, Exmore Police Department and the Onley Police Department.

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