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3 dead, 2 injured including 12-year-old boy after shooting in Pittsylvania County

PITTSYLVANIA COUNTY, Va. (WFXR/WAVY) -- Officers have released the identities of the victims in a shooting that left three people dead and two injured on Friday in the southwestern region of Virginia.

The Pittsylvania County Sheriff's Office says the shooting happened in the 3100 block of Shula Drive in the Hurt area of the county.

Officers say 42-year-old Twana Rhodes Davis, 44-year-old Jason Owen Davis and a 12-year-old boy with the initials RKD are the identities of the deceased. 

According to officers, Jason Davis is believed to be the shooter in the incident, stating his body was found near a firearm in the kitchen of the home. Twana Davis's body was found in the same area, according to officers. 

The 12-year-old boy is Jason's son. Officers say they found the boy's body in what appears to be the his bedroom. 

According to officers, 64-year-old Patricia R. Poindexter and 62-year-old Deborah Isabel Rhodes, sisters from Lynch Station, were the two injured. Poindexter is Twana's mother and Rhodes is Twana's aunt.

Authorities say the suspect fired multiple rounds inside and outside of the home. Some of those shots hit a car containing Poindexter in the passenger seat and Rhodes in the driver seat. 

Deputies say that the two women drove to a nearby store, where a bystander noticed the damage and alerted police, who arrived in about 10 minutes.

Authorities say Poindexter has life-threatening injuries and Rhodes's injuries are not considered life-threatening. Both women are recovering. 

The investigation is ongoing.


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