Two men shot during a dispute in Accomack County

ACCOMACK, Va. (WAVY) – Two men are in the hospital with gunshot wounds after a dispute broke out at the former Mary N. Smith School in Accomac early Sunday morning.

The Eastern Shore Emergency Communications Center says they received a call just after 1 a.m. for a shooting on Mary N Smith Road. Deputies responded to the scene and found two men suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.

Officers say their investigation revealed there was a private event being held in the building. Several people were outside when the dispute happened and gunshots were fired.

Both victims, 34-year-old Marquise Downing and 33-year-old Cymaine Banks, both of Parksley, were taken to Riverside Shore Memorial Hospital and then airlifted to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital.

10 On Your Side is working to find out the extent of the victim’s injuries.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the Accomack Sheriff’s Office at (757) 787-1131 or submit tips of their website. 

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