UPDATE 10:13 p.m. Sunday: Police identified the suspect as Nicholas Goff, 28 of Williamsburg. He was booked into the Virginia Peninsula Regional Jail charged with malicious wounding and unlawful use of a firearm.
Very few details are being released about a shooting in Williamsburg that landed a person in the hospital Sunday morning.
Williamsburg Police would only say the “male” shooting victim “is expected to survive.”
It happened just after 10 a.m. in one of the townhomes on Priorslee Lane.
“The suspect fired one round, striking the victim in the stomach,” wrote Charlie Ericsson, a police spokesman, in a news release.
The person shot was taken to Riverside Regional Medical Center. The suspect “was taken into custody without incident and charges are pending,” Ericsson said.
The identities and ages of the victim and the suspect were not immediately released.
Ericsson said the two know each other through one of their relatives, but declined to elaborate.
Even with the limited information released about the shooting, authorities are asking anyone who may have information about the incident to call 757-259-7207. Police said to ask for “Investigator Smith,” but did not provide Smith’s first name.
Tipsters can also contact the Peninsula Crime Line at 888-LOCK-U-UP.