14-year-old killed in shooting at Giles Co. residence identified by mother

The incident happened on Jan. 19

GILES COUNTY, Va.UPDATE

The mother of the 14-year-old shared his name with 10 News on Wednesday – Lee Fain.

A link to Fain’s obituary can be found here. There is also a GoFundMe set up to help raise money for funeral expenses.

According to the Sheriff of Giles County, the incident is still under investigation.

10 News has also reached out to the Commonwealth’s Attorney for an update.


ORIGINAL STORY

A 14-year-old boy is dead after a shooting at a residence in Giles County, according to the Giles County Sheriff’s Office.

Authorities said on Friday at around 3:10 p.m., the 911 Center received a call about a person with a gunshot wound inside a residence.

The sheriff’s office said upon arrival, deputies found the boy who had sustained a single gunshot wound. We’re told the boy was pronounced dead by arriving EMS personnel.

According to authorities, only two other juveniles were at the home at the time of the shooting.

GCSO said this is considered an isolated incident, and there is no threat to public safety.

The investigation remains active, and authorities said the names of the juveniles will not be released.


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