(Accomac, Va) - Accomack County Sheriff Todd E. Godwin says his department is investigating a shooting early Sunday morning, January 21, 2018. The Office received a report that a person had been shot at the former Mary N. Smith School in Accomac, Virginia. Upon arrival on scene, deputies found two men suffering from gunshot wounds. Following an investigation into this incident, it was determined that a private event was being held and several individuals were outside when a dispute occurred and gunshots were fired.

Marquise Downing, 34, from Parksley, Virginia and Cymaine Banks, 33, also from Parksley, Virginia suffered from gunshot wounds and were transported to Riverside Shore Memorial Hospital. Both subjects were subsequently airlifted to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital.

The Accomack County Sheriff's Office was assisted by the Virginia State Police, Parksley Police Department, Onley Police Department, and the Onancock Police Department.

Anyone with information on this or any other crime is asked to contact the Accomack County Sheriff's Office at (757) 787-1131 or (757) 824-5666, or tips may be submitted through our website at accomackcountysheriffsoffice.org.