Abingdon Police Department
For Immediate Release
On May 2nd, 2016, at approximately 12:28 AM, Abingdon police were dispatched to the 600 block of West Main Street in reference to shots fired. Upon arrival, officers encountered a 50 year old male subject, who told them that he was a concealed carry permit holder and that he had a firearm in his right front pants pocket. The male stated that he was attacked by a 33 year old male inside the building. The 50 year old man stated that during the course of the attack, he shot the 33 year old man to get away. The 50 year old had obvious wounds and it was apparent that he had been involved in an altercation.
Upon entering the building, officers found the 33 year old male with a gunshot wound to his left side. The 33 year old was transported to Bristol Regional Medical Center by the Washington County Life Saving Crew. He is in serious condition.
The 50 year old gave a voluntary statement in regards to his involvement in the incident and was released to seek medical treatment. The case remains under investigation. Names of those involved are being withheld pending the final outcome of the investigation.