Farmville Police looking for shooting suspect


FARMVILLE, Va. (WRIC) — Farmville Police are searching for a woman in connection with a shooting that occurred on South Main Street in Farmville Sunday afternoon.

Police are now looking for Laila Johnson, 33, of Cumberland County, for questioning in connection with the shooting incident.

Around 4 p.m., Farmville Emergency personnel received a call about shots fired in the 1100 block of South Main Street.

According to witnesses, an altercation occurred between on of four passengers of a Mitsubishi SUV and an unknown female subject. During the course of the altercation, Johnson allegedly opened fire at the vehicle from behind a nearby residence.

One passenger sustained minor injuries as a result of debris caused by the gunfire and was taken to Centra Southside Community Hospital. She has since been treated and released.

Suspect Laila Johnson is described as a light-skinned black female weighing about 120 pounds and standing about 5 foot, 6 inches. She has black and brown hair with orange and blonde highlights and was las seen driving a 2005 Volvo SUV with a license plate which reads “LAIOFF.”

Anyone who knows the whereabouts of Johnson is encouraged to contact the Farmville Emergency Communication Center at 434-392-3332.

Farmville Police Department, Longwood University and Virginia State Police responded to the incident. There is no current known threat to the public as a result of this incident.

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