Police continue to investigate shooting

Published 3:34 pm Thursday, March 9, 2017

Police in Cumberland continue to investigate a reported attempted robbery that left a man with a gunshot wound to the leg.

According to Cumberland Sheriff Darrell Hodges, no one matching the description of the suspects has been found or brought in for questioning.

On Monday, Cumberland Sheriff’s County Office Capt. Dennis Ownby said authorities were seeking a black female in her late 20s or early 30s, and a teenage male who allegedly shot the victim during the reported incident on Oak Hill Road near the Cumberland State Forest Headquarters.

The incident was reported at about 7:40 a.m. Monday, according to police.

Ownby said the victim pulled up behind a vehicle along the roadway and approached the female on foot.

According to Ownby, the victim told authorities when he arrived at the front of the car a male jumped out from behind the vehicle and pointed a gun at him, demanding his wallet.

Ownby said the victim also told authorities he grabbed the gun and started wrestling with the male, resulting in his being shot in the leg.

No money was taken and both suspects fled the scene, according to Ownby.

Anyone with information on the incident is urged to contact the sheriff’s office at (804) 492-4120.