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Woman arrested in Saturday shooting

A Meherrin woman was arrested this weekend after a Saturday night shooting on Schultz Mill Road.

Brittany Easter Ortiz

According to a press release from Prince Edward County Sheriff L.A. “Tony” Epps, the Prince Edward County Sheriff’s Office received a call at approximately 9:30 p.m. Saturday, July 25, regarding a shooting on Schultz Mill Road in Meherrin.

Sheriff’s deputies responded to the incident and found a male subject with a single gunshot wound.

Epps said two off-duty Crewe officers were in the area and also responded.

After an investigation at the scene, Brittany Easter Ortiz, 24, of Meherrin, was charged with malicious wounding. Ortiz is currently being held at Piedmont Regional Jail in Farmville.

The victim, according to the release, was transported to Centra Southside Community Hospital in Farmville and was later airlifted to Charlottesville, where he is in critical, but stable, condition.

Meherrin Volunteer Fire & Rescue and the Prince Edward Volunteer Rescue Squad also responded to the incident.

The case remains under investigation, and anyone with information about the incident is asked to call Lt. Joseph Sprague at (434) 392-8101 or Crime Solvers at (434) 392-3400.