One arrested, police looking for another after Martinsville shooting

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MARTINSVILLE (WSLS 10) - Martinsville police arrested one man and are looking for another after a shooting on Sunday night.

Telvin O'Shea Hairston, 23, of Oak Level Road in Bassett, was arrested without incident and now faces several charges, according to police.

At 9:36 p.m., police responded to shots fired in the 100 block of E. Market Street.

Once there, officers found the man who said he was approached by two men in a vehicle and that after a short conversation, the vehicle's passenger, later identified as Hairston, pulled out a shotgun and began firing at the man.

"He was having a conversation with a couple of guys in the vehicle. One of the guys, the passenger in the vehicle, pulled out a shotgun...obviously, we've got a number of different motives in this situation which we're not going to talk about," said Martinsville Police Chief Sean Dunn.

Several pellets struck the victim's clothing, but he was not injured, although the office building in the 200 block of Broad Street was struck by gunfire, according to police.

Officers later located the vehicle Hairston was in on Northside Drive.

Police charged Hairston with felony attempted murder, felony shooting a firearm from a vehicle, felony shooting in an occupied dwelling, misdemeanor reckless handling of a firearm, misdemeanor discharging a firearm in the city and two misdemeanor counts of transporting a firearm while subject to a protective order.

He is being held without bond in the Martinsville City Jail.

Police are asking for help to identifying the driver of the vehicle. He has been described as a bald-headed, black man in his 20s.

Anyone with any information about this is asked to contact Sgt. Richard Ratcliffe at 276-403-5300 or Crime Stoppers at 276-223-CRIME. Crime Stoppers is an anonymous tip line and callers with information leading to arrest and conviction could be eligible for up to a $2,500 reward.