DANVILLE, Va. (WSET) — One man is dead after a shooting on Saturday afternoon at the Cardinal Village Apartments in Danville.
Shafi Yassin Rasheed, 20, was shot near an apartment complex in the 600 block of Edmonds Street, according to Danville police.
He was provided medical care at the scene but later died from his wounds at the SOVAH Danville hospital.
The Danville 911 center received the call of a male being shot at 1:24 p.m. Minutes after the initial call, a 21-year-old male, who does not reside in Danville, called 911 to report he was involved in this incident and shot a male near Cardinal Village in self-defense. The caller met law enforcement, provided the firearm from the incident, and is cooperating with the investigation.
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The investigation has found that Shafi Rasheed approached the second male at a vehicle parked on Edmonds Street with a firearm. Police said Rasheed was believed to be upset about a female acquaintance, even though the two men had no history of threats of violence between them before this incident. Rasheed assaulted the second male with a firearm and was ultimately shot multiple times as the second male produced his own firearm. The second gun from the incident was also recovered during the investigation.
After a review of video surveillance and witness statements, no criminal charges were filed at this time. After reviewing the facts of the case, the Danville Commonwealth Attorney's Office advised they will present the case to a grand jury to review the evidence and determine if criminal charges are appropriate in this incident.
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This was an isolated incident and there are no other suspects.