McGuire Shooting Victim Knew Shooter

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - The victim in a deadly shooting at McGuire VA Hospital on Wednesday knew his attacker.

James Stephenson Lee was shot in the head and eye. The suspect has been identified as 55-year-old Cornelius Hayes of Blackstone. Hospital officials confirm that he is an employee at the hospital. He is charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Lee was the cousin of Hayes' girlfriend and also Haye's neighbor.  We're told Hayes and his girlfriend had been taking Lee to the hospital for cancer treatment for the last 5 weeks.

Court records indicate when Hayes was found, he had a gun in his lap and that some of the bullets had been used.

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