18-year-old arrested in Danville shooting, police say

Xzavion Smith, 18, has been arrested and charged in connection to a Danville shooting (Credit: Danville Police Department) (WSLS)

DANVILLE, Va.UPDATE

The suspect in a Danville shooting has been arrested, according to police.

Authorities said they found 18-year-old Xzavion Smith on Tuesday evening. He was arrested for attempted malicious wounding, shooting at an occupied vehicle and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony.

The suspect vehicle that police were searching for has also been found.

Authorities are searching for this vehicle after a shooting in Danville on Monday (Credit: Danville Police) (WSLS)

Police said that this is still an active investigation and they believe other suspects were also involved.

Anyone who has information on the shooting incident is asked to please contact the Danville Police Department through any platform. The platforms include calling patrol at 434-799-6510, investigations at 434-799-6508, calling 911, contacting Crime stoppers at 434-793-0000, approach any officer you see, through social media, via email crimetips@danvilleva.gov, or use our crime tips app CARE at https://www.p3tips.com/tipform.aspx?ID=818#


ORIGINAL STORY

Police in Danville are asking for the public’s help in identifying and finding suspects, a suspect vehicle and finding a person that was charged in a shooting on Monday.

On Monday around 5:15 p.m., Danville Police said officers responded to the 100 block of North Avenue for reports of gunfire.

Authorities found that people inside of a gold SUV drove past a group of people in the area and opened fire. Police said a man in the group fired back at the SUV as it drove away on North Avenue.

Police are searching for Xzvaion Smith, 18, who has been charged with attempted malicious wounding, shooting at an occupied vehicle and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony. Smith has not been found and police are asking for the public’s help in the search. Authorities do not have a photo of Smith available.

Police said they believe that the people involved in this incident know each other and that this is not a random act of violence.

A parked car and a home were hit by gunfire during this incident, according to police.

Investigators said the SUV appears to be a gold GMC Terrain or Chevy Equinox.

Authorities believe that the vehicle was also involved in a separate shots fired incident around 7 p.m. in the 2100 block of Riverside Drive, where police said they believe that two vehicles exchanged fire at a stoplight.

Anyone who has information on the shooting incident is asked to please contact the Danville Police Department through any platform. The platforms include calling patrol at 434-799-6510, investigations at 434-799-6508, calling 911, contacting Crime stoppers at 434-793-0000, approach any officer you see, through social media, via email crimetips@danvilleva.gov, or use our crime tips app CARE at https://www.p3tips.com/tipform.aspx?ID=818#


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