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Posted on: November 26, 2019

11-26-2019 Homicide

Danville Police responded to a shots fired call in the 600 block of Edmonds Street this evening.

At approximately 5:44 PM this evening, Danville Police responded to the 600 block of Edmonds Street on a report of a shots fired call. Officers found a 19-year-old male, a Danville resident suffering from a gunshot wound to his upper torso. The victim was transported to the Danville Regional Medical Center for his injuries. Xavier N. Carson, died as a result of his injuries. His body will be taken to the Medical Examiner’s Office in Roanoke for an autopsy. The investigation is ongoing.

The Danville Police Department and its partners will conduct a HEART Walk tomorrow at 11:00 AM in Cardinal Village 651 Cardinal Place following the shooting death this evening of Xavier N. Carson. We will meet at the community shelter located on Cardinal Place at 11:00 AM for the walk. Heal and Engage After Recent Trauma (HEART) is a law enforcement driven program that partners with the Danville-Pittsylvania Community Services, Danville Commonwealth’s Attorney and SOVAH Health – Danville. HEART places value on engaging the community in the aftermath of traumatic incidents, strives to communicate available resources and information to the impacted neighborhoods and assists the community with recovery efforts.

Anyone with information on this case is asked to contact the Danville Police Department at

434-793-0000 or 434-799-6510 or our CARE app:

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