Sunday, February 5, 2023

Fight in York County leads to shooting; two men injured

A fight “between numerous individuals” Saturday morning has landed two men in the hospital with gunshot wounds.

The York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office said it happened “in the area of the parking lot at 455 Merrimac Trail in the upper end of York County.”

Authorities said deputies received a report around 12:10 a.m. about shots being fired from that area.

Some time later, two men – a 24-year-old white man and a 19-year-old black man – arrived at Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center, both suffering from gunshot wounds.

Information on their condition and their identities was not made immediately available.

“Preliminary investigation has revealed that there was an altercation in the parking lot between numerous individuals and multiple shots were fired,” authorities wrote in a Facebook post.

Further information about the incident was not immediately released.

Authorities are asking anyone with information to call the sheriff’s office at 757-890-4999 or the Crime Line at 888-LOCK-U-UP.

John Mangalonzo
John Mangalonzo
John Mangalonzo ( is the managing editor of Local Voice Media’s Virginia papers – WYDaily (Williamsburg), Southside Daily (Virginia Beach) and HNNDaily (Hampton-Newport News). Before coming to Local Voice, John was the senior content editor of The Bellingham Herald, a McClatchy newspaper in Washington state. Previously, he served as city editor/content strategist for USA Today Network newsrooms in St. George and Cedar City, Utah. John started his professional journalism career shortly after graduating from Lyceum of The Philippines University in 1990. As a rookie reporter for a national newspaper in Manila that year, John was assigned to cover four of the most dangerous cities in Metro Manila. Later that year, John was transferred to cover the Philippine National Police and Armed Forces of the Philippines. He spent the latter part of 1990 to early 1992 embedded with troopers in the southern Philippines as they fought with communist rebels and Muslim extremists. His U.S. journalism career includes reporting and editing stints for newspapers and other media outlets in New York City, California, Texas, Iowa, Utah, Colorado and Washington state.

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