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Shooting at large Suffolk gathering leaves one woman injured, police investigating

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Posted at 3:30 PM, May 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-28 12:16:11-04

SUFFOLK, Va. - Suffolk Police are investigating a shooting that broke out from a large event, leaving one woman injured Sunday evening.

Police say officers heard and responded to shots around 11:48 p.m., in the 100 block of East Washington Street.

Officers found 100 people around the area of an event venue and observed multiple fights.

Police say they also found a 27-year-old woman shot in the leg.

The woman was taken to a local hospital to be treated for non-life-threatening injuries, according to police.

Several people were arrested for disorderly conduct.

The owners of the event venue, Jeffrey Van Townsend and Rennee Townsend, were also arrested in connection with the incident. The pair turned themselves in at Police Headquarters Wednesday.

Jeffrey Townsend, 52, was arrested on charges including violation of Executive Order 44-146.17, possession of alcohol without a license, maintaining a common nuisance, illegal sale of alcohol and obstruction of justice.

Rennee Townsend, 57, was arrested on charges including violation of Executive Order 44-146.17, possession of alcohol without a license, maintaining a common nuisance and illegal sale of alcohol.

Police are still investigating the incident.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Suffolk Police or call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.