News to know for Jan. 13: NRA, gun-rights advocates gathering; South Richmond shooting; Homicide investigation underway

News to know for Jan. 13: NRA, gun-rights advocates gathering; South Richmond shooting; Homicide investigation underway

RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - Here’s a quick look at the top headlines we’re following to help get you out the door.

Hopewell Homicide

At the scene, police found a man inside a home with life-threatening injuries.

He was treated at the scene and pronounced dead by EMS. The victim was identified as Christopher Shawn Barron, 46, of Hopewell.

Christopher Shawn Barron
Christopher Shawn Barron (Source: Hopewell Police)

Longwood University Lockdown Lifted

Longwood Univerisity has lifted its lockdown after the report of gunshots near the intersection of Putney and Main streets.

According to Longwood University alerts, when police got to the scene, the suspects had already left. Out of the abundance of caution, campus police placed the university on lockdown to ensure the grounds were safe. Lockdown was lifted around 11:10 p.m.

Farmville police recovered a weapon and detained a person of interest, according to the university.

South Richmond Shooting

Richmond police are searching for the man who shot someone in the arm.

It happened just after midnight in the 900 block of E. 15th Street, not far from Blackwell Elementary School.

The victim is expected to be ok. Police say the shooting suspect is a man in his 20s or 30s.

Richmond police are searching for the man who shot someone in the arm.
Richmond police are searching for the man who shot someone in the arm. (Source: NBC12)

Missing People

Police are searching for two missing people in Chesterfield

Kya Pack was last seen around 10 a.m. on Jan. 12.

Police said she has brown eyes with pink and red hair. No clothing description is available.

Kya Pack
Kya Pack (Source: Chesterfield Police)

Dana Roach, 58, was last seen on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020, police said in an email release. He’s 5′ 6″, 220 lbs, with black hair.

Police say it was not known what clothes he was wearing at the time of his disappearance. He does not own a vehicle, police said.

Pictured above is Dana Roach, 58.
Pictured above is Dana Roach, 58. (Source: NBC12)

NRA Gathering at Capitol

The National Rifle Association and gun-rights advocates are holding a gathering at the Virginia State Capitol on Jan. 13.

The NRA and Virginia House and Senate leaders will hold a press conference to address the proposals by Governor Ralph Northam and the Democratic control legislature.

Virginia Capitol
Virginia Capitol (Source: Patricia Cason)

Final Thought

“With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.” - Eleanor Roosevelt

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