One man dead, eight shot at Pittsylvania County party: officials

Eight were shot, one died and two are in critical condition

PITTSYLVANIA COUNTY, Va.Update as of 9:15pm

A shooting in Pittsylvania County early Sunday morning takes the life of one man and injures several others.

Sheriff Michael Taylor identified the victim as 20-year-old Jerome Jaheim White from Danville.

Calls came in at 1:30 in the morning about a shooting on Kerns Church Road in Sutherlin.

By late morning, a resident on the street blocked the private road with a vehicle.

Taylor said more than 100 teenagers were partying on the property when the shooting broke out.

Eight people were shot. Two are in critical condition and five face non-life-threatening injuries.

“I know its devastating to the families and it’s devastating to us,” Taylor said. “Some people just don’t seem to have a regard for human life anymore.”

Taylor said no motive has been determined yet and investigators believe there are multiple shooters.

No arrests have been made at this time.

Taylor is encouraging anyone with information to reach out to sar@pittgov.org or call CrimeStoppers at 800-791-0044 as the homicide investigation is still ongoing.


Original Story

Around 1:30 am Sunday morning Pittsylvania County Sheriff Deputies received a call that rescue and law enforcement were needed.

When deputies arrived at 1220 Kerns Church Road in the Sutherlin community in reference to multiple gunshot victims; they found 8 gunshot victims; 2 of those victims are in critical condition. The remaining victims have non-life threatening gunshot injuries.

Detectives say there is estimated to have been over 100 attendees at this party/gathering when the shooting occurred.

Law enforcement from Pittsylvania County Sheriff’s Office, the Virginia State Police and the Danville Police Department remain on scene collecting evidence and are interviewing witnesses. A motive for the shootings have not yet been established.

Investigators are asking anyone who may have information on this investigation please call the Pittsylvania County Sheriff’s Office.