One Person Dead, Another Recovering After Martinsville Shooting

Martinsville, VA- One man is dead and another is recovering after a shooting early Saturday morning in Martinsville.

The Henry County Sheriff's Office says deputies were called to the Econo Lodge in the 1700 block of Virginia Avenue at a little before 1 a.m. In the parking lot they found two men with gunshot wounds. The men were both taken to Memorial Hospital of Martinsville and Henry County.

36-year-old Jimmy Bernard Tinsley was pronounced dead at the hospital. 21-year-old Brandon Denzel Eggleston was transferred to Roanoke Memorial. Officials say Eggleston's injuries are not life-threatening.

We're told a person has come forward to the Sheriff's Office, claiming responsibility for injuring and subsequently killing Tinsley. According to investigators, witnesses say there were multiple people involved in the shooting though.

Officials are following up on several leads, but if you have any information you're asked to call the Henry County Sheriff's office at (276)638-8751.