Tyree charged in shooting

Published 2:02 pm Thursday, October 6, 2016

A 23-year-old Dillwyn man is charged in connection with a shooting in Charlottesville that left three people injured at The Corner, a seven-block area of shops, restaurants and nightspots near the University of Virginia (UVA).

According to Charlottesville police, Lewis Alexander Tyree Jr. faces a charge of possession or transportation of a firearm by a convicted felon.

The incident took place Oct. 1 around 2 a.m. as officers with the Charlottesville and University of Virginia police departments were patrolling The Corner and heard a disorder in a parking lot on Minor Court Lane.

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“As they were responding, they heard gunshots being fired. Patrol officers rendered aid to one of the victims until the rescue squad arrived and he was transported to the University of Virginia hospital,” officials said in a press release. “The police learned of two other victims from the disorder when they arrived at the hospital on their own. All were treated for with what appear to be non-life threatening injuries.”

Police are continuing their investigation. Anyone with information can call the Charlottesville Police Department at (434) 970-3280 or CrimeStoppers at (434) 977-4000.