Police: 19-year-old in critical condition after attempted robbery

(MGN Online)

DANVILLE, Va. (WSET) -- A Pittsylvania County man is in critical condition after a Sunday night shooting.

Police said officers responded to the area of Pumpkin Creek and Lockett Drive around 6 p.m. Sunday for a report of shots fired.

Officers found a 19-year-old suffering from a gunshot injury on the scene.

The victim told police the suspect(s) shot him after trying to rob him and he was taken to SOVA Health Danville for treatment and then to Carillion Roanoke where he is listed in critical condition.

Police said the circumstances surrounding the shooting are under investigation.

Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact Danville Crime Stoppers at (434) 793-0000, the Danville Police Department at (434) 799-6508, or via the crime tips line on your computer at

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