Man hospitalized after shooting

Shenandoah County authorities are investigating a shooting Tuesday night that left a Mount Jackson man in serious but stable condition at the University of Virginia Hospital in Charlottesville.

Maj. Scott Proctor of the Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Office said Wednesday afternoon that no conclusions had been reached about the nature of the shooting. He did not identify the victim.

“We’re still trying to determine what occurred,” Proctor said.

Proctor said the Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call at 8:14 p.m. from someone in Rockingham County who reported that a 52-year-old man in the 1800 block of Dodson Road, Mount Jackson, was bleeding from an unspecified injury. The caller gave no information about how the victim was injured. Proctor said the person who reported the incident was a friend or acquaintance who had contact with the victim sometime before the call.

Deputies dispatched to the scene found the victim alone in his residence with a single gunshot wound to one of his cheeks, Proctor said.

“He was conscious when we arrived but he still could not advise what occurred,” Proctor said of the victim.

The wounded man was taken to Rockingham Memorial Hospital in Harrisonburg and later transferred to UVA Hospital.

The Shenandoah County Crime Scene Investigative Team, which includes investigators from the Sheriff’s Office, Strasburg Police Department and New Market Police Department, spent much of the night at the scene. Virginia State Police also participated in the investigation.

“Evidence was collected at the scene, which included a few firearms,” Proctor said.

Proctor described the investigation as in its early stages and asked anyone with information about the shooting to call the Sheriff’s Office at 459-6100.

Contact staff writer Joe Beck at 540-465-5137 ext. 142, or jbeck@nvdaily.com