FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 24, 2022
Shots Fired Report 10/23/2022: West Main St.
CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA – On October 23rd at approximately 1:00 a.m., Charlottesville police officers responded to the 200 block of West Main St. for a shots fired report.
Upon arrival, officers found three victims who had suffered gunshot wounds. The victims were then transported to UVA medical center for treatment; two of whom are currently in stable condition. The third victim succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased later in the morning.
We would like the public to know that this incident poses no immediate threat to our community. This is currently an ongoing investigation.
If anyone has information regarding this incident, please contact Detective Sgt. Ron Stayments at (434) 970-3939, or the Crime Stoppers Tip Line at (434) 977-4000.
Update | 10/24/2022 | 4:50 p.m.
On October 23rd at approximately 1:00 a.m., Charlottesville Police Officers responded to a shots fired report near the 200th block of West Main St. Two male individuals were involved in an altercation that occurred inside of a bar where shots were fired. More shots were then fired outside of the bar. The victim, who was later identified as Devonn J. Wilson, suffered multiple gunshot wounds and was later pronounced deceased at UVA Medical Center.
Additionally, two female bystanders were struck by the gunfire and sustained non-life-threatening injuries. Both are in stable condition and recovering at UVA Medical Center. At this time, we believe this is an isolated incident and not connected with previous acts of gun violence. The public should be assured that emergencies or critical incidents such as these are the number one priority of the Charlottesville Police Department. It is our responsibility to protect and serve those who live in, work in, and visit our community.
If you have any information regarding this incident, please contact Detective Sgt. Ron Stayments at (434) 970-3939 or Crime Stoppers Tip Line at (434) 977-4000. Community engagement is vital in addressing and preventing future acts of violence.
Public Safety Information Officer
City of Charlottesville