Man dies from gunshot wound in Smithfield

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by Carl Leimer, 13News

WVEC.com

Posted on December 20, 2012 at 8:34 AM

Updated Thursday, Dec 20 at 8:40 AM

Smithfield homicide

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SMITHFIELD -- A Smithfield man has died after being shot in the stomach Wednesday night.

Officers were called to the Jersey Park Apartments on Wrenn Rd. shortly after 7 p.m. for a report of shots fired in the area.

Upon arrival, police found a man outside suffering from a gunshot wound to the stomach.

According to Lt. Patrick Valdez with the Smithfield Police Department, the victim was alive when he was taken to Riverside Regional Medical Center. He died at the hospital around 8 p.m. Wednesday night.

Valdez says it appears that the victim had an argument with another man outside the victim's apartment.

Police say the victim was shot once in the stomach and witnesses tell investigators that they saw the suspect take off on foot. Police are trying to find him.

Police say the victim's name will be released after his family is notified.

 

 

 

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