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CAROLINE COUNTY, Va. — Three people were arrested for shooting at three Caroline High School students following an August 31 junior varsity high school football game. The Caroline students were on their way home from Patrick Henry High School, when deputies said a car pulled alongside them on Route 1.

The people in the car “began shooting, striking the student’s vehicle several times. None of the students in the vehicle were struck by the gunfire,” according to a Caroline Sheriff’s spokesperson.

“During the morning of September 1, 2017, investigators found the vehicle they believed to have been involved in the shooting, abandoned in the Dawn area of Caroline County,” the sheriff’s office spokesperson said.”Investigators seized the vehicle and identified the registered owner.”

Madrice Hamn

Madrice Hamn, 20, of Ruther Glen, was arrested and charged with three counts of attempted aggravated malicious wounding, three counts of use of a firearm in the commission of a felony and one count of shooting into an occupied vehicle.

Hamn was booked at Pamunkey Regional Jail without bond.

Later that day, investigators searched the home of a second suspect, 18-year-old Jaquel James, of Doswell.

“Investigators executed the search warrant and recovered two firearms, ammunition, clothing, cellular telephones, digital weight scales, and a substance believed to be cocaine,” the sheriff’s office spokesperson said. “While executing the search warrant, investigators received information that Jaquel James was hiding in the wooded area surrounding his home.”

Investigators found James in the woods and charged him with three counts of attempted aggravated malicious wounding, three counts of use of a firearm in the commission of a felony, and one count of shooting into an occupied vehicle.

He too was booked at Pamunkey Regional Jail without bond.

On September 9, a 17-year-old from Ruther Glen was arrested for three counts of attempted aggravated malicious wounding, three counts of use of a firearm in the commission of a felony, and one count of shooting into an occupied vehicle. The teenager, whose name was not released, was held without bond at the Merrimac Detention Center.

“I am very thankful that no one was injured in this incident,” Caroline Sheriff Tony Lippa said. “I am also grateful for the dedicated and tireless work of the men and women of the Caroline Sheriff’s Office. Our CCSO personnel have worked around the clock since the initial call to bring this case to closure. I would also like to thank the Hanover County Sheriff’s Office and the Ashland Police Department for their assistance in this investigation.”

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