17-year-old fatally shot in vehicle, retaliatory threat forces Greensville County High School to dismiss early on Thursday


GREENSVILLE, Va. (WAVY) — Virginia State Police are investing a fatal shooting that left a 17-year-old dead, as well as a subsequent threat to a nearby high school.

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According to police, an altercation occurred between two drivers on Route 301 in Sussex County and continued into Greensville County. When they reached the intersection of Braxton Avenue and Mayes Street, a shootout occurred killing a 17-year-old boy.  

On Thursday, Greensville County Public Schools notified the public that the division was “informed of events that occurred overnight in the community,” however, they did not specify exactly which events they were referring to.

WAVY sister station WRIC in Richmond reported Thursday that a Greensville County High School 10th-grader was killed in a shooting Wednesday night. Retaliatory threats also forced the high school to dismiss students at 9 a.m. on Thursday.

Officials haven’t confirmed if the student killed was the same person as the teen involved in the shooting that’s under investigation by state police.

The Virginia State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation is investigating the homicide along with the Greenville and Sussex County Sheriff’s Offices.

Those with information about the incident or who might have seen it are asked to contact the Virginia State police at (757) 424-6800 or at questions@vsp.virginia.gov.

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