Shooting reported in Bluefield

Local - 7/2/2013 8:33 AM
UPDATE - A Tazewell County man is behind bars for shooting three people in Bluefield Tuesday.

Bluefield police tells Newswatch 22-year-old Matthew Jackson of Bluefield, VA is charged with shooting a shotgun at three people near the East River playground in South Bluefield around 2am Tuesday.

Lieutenant C.S. Myers says the incident was a result of an argument on Facebook.

The victims were treated for minor injuries and released. Jackson is facing 8 felony charges. His bond was set at $5,000.

BLUEFIELD - Police in Mercer County are investigating a reported shooting in the Bluefield area.

Dispatchers said the incident happened on North Street at around 2:39 a.m. Tuesday.  No one was transported yet, but Bluefield Police Officers are still on scene. 

As always stick with Newswatch for more on this developing story.

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