Charges pending after teen shot in Ashland park

Charges pending after teen shot in Ashland park
Criminal charges are pending against all involved in the shooting. (Source: File photo)

ASHLAND, Va. (WWBT) - The Ashland Police Department says all individuals involved in the shooting of a teenager have been identified.

Officers responded to South Taylor Street Park, in the 700 block of South Taylor Street, for a reported shooting on Thursday, July 25 at 11:46 p.m.

Upon arrival, officers located a teen boy suffering from a gunshot wound. He was transported by Hanover County Fire and EMS to a hospital for treatment.

Criminal charges are pending against all involved in the shooting.

The victim continues to recover.

“Although there is certainly evidence of criminal activity that led up to the meeting of these teenagers, to address some community speculation, there appears to be no links to gang activity whatsoever,” said Chief Doug Goodman. “We appreciate our partnership with the Hanover County Commonwealth’s Attorney as we continue this investigation and pursue criminal charges.”

Anyone with additional information is asked to contact the Ashland Police Department at 804-365-6140.

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