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BREAKING NEWS: Shooting victim dies

Thursday, January 31, 2013

A Bassett woman who was shot Tuesday night died on Thursday afternoon, according to the Henry County Sheriff’s Office.

Linda Sue Mitchell, 57, of 224 Bittersweet Drive in Bassett, died at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, N.C., according to Henry County Sheriff’s Maj. Ricky Walker.

Her husband, David Leon Mitchell, 64, of the same address, was charged with aggravated malicious wounding and use of a firearm in commission of a felony in the incident, according to a Henry County Sheriff’s Office news release.

Below is the earlier article on the incident:

A Bassett woman remained in critical condition in a Winston-Salem, N.C., hospital Wednesday night after she was shot in her home the night before.

Linda Sue Mitchell, 57, of 224 Bittersweet Drive in Bassett, was found lying on a bedroom floor to the right of the bed in her home Tuesday night after a caller reported a shooting to the E911 Dispatch Center around 11:14 p.m., court documents stated.

Mitchell had what appeared to be a gunshot wound to the head, Henry County Sheriff Lane Perry said.

Mitchell first was taken to Memorial Hospital in Martinsville and then airlifted to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, N.C., where she was in critical condition Wednesday night, according to Perry and a hospital spokesman.

Her husband, David Leon Mitchell, 64, of the same address, was taken into custody at the home and charged with aggravated malicious wounding and use of a firearm in commission of a felony, according to a Henry County Sheriff’s Office news release and an affidavit for a search warrant.

He is being held in the county jail with no bond, authorities have said.

The search warrant, which was filed Wednesday in the Henry County Clerk’s Office, shows that investigators seized a number of items from the single-family home.

Items seized include swabs of red stains from the doorway of a bedroom, the foot of a bed, the floor on the right side of a bed and a sheet on the right side of a bed, court documents stated.

A white blanket from the bed and a brown pocketbook taken from a purse on a bed were seized, as was a bullet found in what was identified in court documents as bedroom No. 2.

Weapons and ammunition also were seized, according to court records. They include a .38 caliber Ruger Police Special revolver, 24 rounds of Remington .38 ammunition, six rounds of Remington 12 gauge buckshot, 30 rounds of Remington ammo, 39 rounds of .38 Special ammunition, .22 caliber Remington ammunition, Ruger .22 caliber MKIII semi-automatic pistol; Ruger 9 mm semi-automatic pistol, 20 gauge single shot, and a Plainsman .50 caliber CVA rifle, records show.

Additional details about the incident were not available Wednesday.

Anyone with any information about the incident is asked to contact the Henry County Sheriff’s Office at 638-8751 or the Crime Stoppers Program at 632-7463. The Crime Stoppers Program offers rewards up to $1,000 for information related to crimes.

 

 
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