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Teenage boy shot at Ashland park

Teenage boy shot at Ashland park
Posted at 11:04 AM, Jul 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-26 18:00:43-04

ASHLAND, Va. -- A teenage boy was hospitalized after a shooting at an Ashland park Thursday night.

Ashland Police officers responded to the South Taylor Street Park in the 700 block of South Taylor Street for a reported shooting just before midnight.

When officers arrived, they found a teenage boy suffering from a gunshot wound.

The victim was transported to an area hospital for treatment.

“Although we always want our community to be vigilant about their personal safety, this incident appears to be limited to the individuals in South Taylor Street Park last night," Ashland Police Chief Doug Goodman said in a statement Friday. "As we develop further information pertinent to this case and community safety, we will share as we are able."

This is an ongoing investigation.

The Ashland Police Department asks anyone who may have information about this crime to call the Ashland Police Department at 804-365-6140 or Crime Stoppers at 804-780-1000. Residents can also submit crime tips anonymously at www.ashlandpolice.us.