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Altavista, Va. – The Altavista Police Department is investigating a shooting incident that occurred Friday morning around 9:30.

Detectives said it happened in the 1000 block of Main Street.

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Police say warrants were obtained on 19 year-old Shaquan Dews, of Altavista, after he used a firearm while attempting to commit murder. He’s also charged with reckless handling and brandishing of a firearm.

Petitions were also obtained for a juvenile, who police are not naming due to age. Both Dews and the juvenile were arrested Friday evening. Dews is being held at the Blue Ridge Regional Jail, and the juvenile is being held in detention.

The investigation is ongoing, and police will provide further information at the proper time.

They say the incident was not a random act of violence, as parties were known to each other.

The Campbell County Sheriff’s Office is assisting in the investigation.

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