STAFFORD COUNTY, VA. (THECOUNT) — Michael Shane Nelson, of Fredericksburg, Virginia, has been identified as the victim in a fatal shooting in Fredericksburg, VA Saturday night.

Nelson, 41, was found suffering from a gunshot wound to the head after police arrived to a Fredericksburg residence on a 911 assistance call.


Stafford County police arrived to a residence on New Hope Church Road and discovered Nelson and an unidentified woman both suffering from a gunshot wound to the head around 6 p.m. Saturday.

The woman, whose identity was not disclosed, is recovering at a nearby hospital, reports Foc5DC. Her current condition was not provided by officials.

Nelson was pronounced dead at the scene of gunshot injuries.

The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with possible information may contact police at 911.


Geo quick facts: Fredericksburg is a city on the Rappahannock River in Virginia, south of Washington, D.C. Known for its colonial and Civil War history, it’s home to the 4 battlefields of the Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park: Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Wilderness and Spotsylvania Court House. The park’s Fredericksburg National Cemetery is the final resting place of thousands of Union soldiers – wikipedia.

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