Police: One dead, one injured in Toano apartment shooting

Jimmy LaRoue
Contact Reporterjlarouejr@vagazette.com

One man has died and another man was injured in a shooting at the Burnt Ordinary Apartments in Toano Monday evening, according to James City County Police.

Adren Raheem Garnett, 20, of James City County, was shot in the chest and taken to Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center, where he was later pronounced dead, according to James City County Police spokesman Steve Rubino.

Another 18-year old man was shot in the leg and was taken to Riverside Doctors' Hospital, and later taken by helicopter to Riverside Regional Medical Center; his injuries are not considered life-threatening, Rubino said.

Both men were involved in a dispute with several individuals, which escalated into gunfire, according to the preliminary investigation, Rubino said, and more than one individual fired shots.

A number of shell casings were recovered at the scene, Rubino said. The rear of the building at 7801 Weymouth Court and at least two cars were struck by bullets. Neither man was a resident of the Burnt Ordinary Apartments, Rubino said.

The investigation is ongoing, Rubino said.

If anyone has more information, contact James City County Police at 566-0112 or the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.

LaRoue can be reached by phone at 757-345-2342, by email at jlarouejr@vagazette.com or on Twitter @jlaroue.

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