HARRISONBURG — Police charged two Harrisonburg men accused of shooting two other men Sunday night.

Aaron Christopher Gordon Jr., 20, and Za’Jaun Page, 20, are charged with two felony counts of conspiracy to commit robbery and two felony counts of conspiracy to commit malicious wounding.

Both men appeared in Rockingham County General District Court on Monday.

Substitute Judge Nancy Reed scheduled a preliminary hearing in the case for Sept. 10.

The investigation into the pair began about 6:30 p.m. when emergency crews responded to City Hall for the report of two gunshot victims.

However, the victims drove to the area of East Johnson and Community streets, where they were found by police.

Police believe the shooting took place at the J-M Apartments off West Grattan Street in downtown, but the victims fled in a car.

Police say the victims were taken by ambulance to Sentara RMH Medical Center. One was then flown to the University of Virginia Medical Center in Charlottesville for treatment of serious but non-life threatening injuries.

The two victims, police say, were sitting in a car on West Grattan Street when they were approached by the suspects.

Police say a struggle ensued with one of the suspects and the victim in the passenger’s seat after the suspects displayed a gun. One of the suspects fired a gun, striking both men. Police did not say which suspect they believe pulled the trigger.

While Gordon has no previous felony convictions, Page was convicted of five felonies as a juvenile, including felony robbery and felony robbery with a firearm, according to court records.

Gordon and Page are being held without bond at the Rockingham County Jail.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call HPD’s Crime Solvers at 574-5050. Tipsters can also text “HPD” plus their tip to CRIMES (274637). Tipsters can remain anonymous.

Contact Pete DeLea at 574-6267 or pdelea@dnronline.com. Follow Pete on Twitter @pdeleaDNR

(6) comments

LVW

How is it that someone convicted of 5 felonies as a minor is out and about, shooting people, at the age of 20?

DeftCurmudgeon

Those rascally Norwegians, at it again.

Jay Zehr

What race were Johnny Dellinger and Michael Norquest?

DeftCurmudgeon

It's a numbers thing - over half the violent felonies in this country are committed by a 13 percent segment of the population. Remove that stat and we have the violent crime rate of... Luxembourg. Math is a science and you guys are big fans of science, right ?

LVW

I imagine that statistic is true for other countries as well. What's your solution?

DeftCurmudgeon

I really don't care that much what happens in other countries, it's the one where me and mine have to reside that I care about. And I don't believe there -is- a solution.

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