NEW: Shooting Victim Remains In Critical Condition

Posted: May 2, 2014

Daily News-Record

A 56-year-old Fulks Run man remained in critical condition Friday after an apparent accidental shooting Thursday morning.

Jeremy Reid, a 28-year-old Fulks Run man, was charged with shooting from an occupied dwelling, a felony, and reckless handling of a firearm, a misdemeanor.

Rockingham County Sheriff Bryan Hutcheson said Reid was cleaning his SKS rifle inside the residence at 14480 Nash Hill Lane when he fired the weapon at approximately 10:30 a.m.

A bullet went through a glass door and struck Gene Bare in the upper right arm, passed through the arm and lodged in his chest. Bare was standing next to a storage unit 80 yards from the home when he was struck by the rifle round.

Bare was taken by ambulance to J. Frank Hillyard Middle School in Broadway and then flown by helicopter to the University of Virginia Medical Center in Charlottesville. A hospital spokesman said there was no listing for Bare on Friday, but police say he remained in critical condition. Patients, or their family members, can ask the hospital not to release information to the public or media.

Hutcheson it’s unclear if the two had any connection. He said it’s possible that they might have been strangers but he said more would likely be known, if and when, investigators are able to talk to the victim.

Reid was charged and released on a $5,000 unsecured bond. He is scheduled to make his first court appearance in Rockingham County General District Court on May 19.

This is the second shooting at the home in the last year.

Deputies say Mark Hurley, 27, fired one shot with a shotgun, striking Damien Roy Mills, 22, of Bergton, in the stomach at Hurley’s Fulks Run home on Aug. 15. Hurley is charged with one felony count of malicious wounding and one felony count of use of a firearm in the commission of a felony.

He is scheduled to go on trial on May 22.

Deputies believe the most recent shooting involved new tenants and was not connected to the previous shooting.

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