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UPDATE: Wanted 22-year-old man now in custody in connection to Danville shooting

He is being held in the Danville City Jail without bond

Authorities have arrested a Danville man who they say shot at a car with someone inside Wednesday afternoon.
Authorities have arrested a Danville man who they say shot at a car with someone inside Wednesday afternoon.

DANVILLE, Va.UPDATE

Authorities have arrested a Danville man who they say shot at a car with someone inside Wednesday afternoon.

On Thursday at about 1 a.m., Danville police arrested 22-year-old Jimel Deshawn Southern at a house on Arnett Boulevard in Danville.

This comes after a shooting that happened in the lot of the Nordan Shopping Center at about 4:30 p.m. the day before.

Police say Southern shot at an occupied vehicle and also shot at a storefront as he ran away from the scene. We were told that Southern knew the victim and that this isn’t a random act of violence. At this time, there have been no reports of injuries.

Authorities report that he has been charged with the following:

  • Two counts of attempted malicious wounding
  • Two counts of use of a firearm in the commission of a felony
  • One count of shooting into an occupied vehicle

He was taken into custody without any further violence or incident and is being held in the Danville City Jail without bond, according to authorities.


ORIGINAL STORY

Authorities are searching for a man they say shot someone on Wednesday afternoon in Danville.

According to police, the shooting happened in the lot of the Nordan Shopping Center around 4:30 p.m.

The suspected shooter, 22-year-old Jimel Southern, shot at an occupied vehicle as he was fleeing the scene and also shot a storefront, authorities said.

Officers said Southern knew the intended victim, and no one was hurt during the incident.

Southern has been charged with two counts of attempted malicious wounding, two counts of use of a firearm in the commission of a felony and one count of shooting into an occupied vehicle. Authorities said he should be considered armed and dangerous.


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