Martinsville woman dies in shootout

Martinsville woman dies in shootout

On July 7, 2024, at approximately 2:36 AM, officers from the Martinsville Police Department were dispatched to the 1400 block of Rivermont Heights in reference to a shooting.

It is believed that there had been a large gathering at a residence. Police believe that a fight broke out, leading at least two people to begin shooting.

Two victims were located with apparent gunshot wounds. Both victims were transported to the Martinsville SOVAH Hospital. One victim was treated and released. The other, Iviyan Dandridge, 19, of Martinsville, was pronounced dead at the hospital.

Investigators from the Martinsville Police Department and the Henry County Sheriff’s Office are
processing the scene and interviewing witnesses. Multiple people are believed to have witnessed
the incident.

If you have any information about this incident, please contact Lieutenant Richard Barrow at 276-403-5458 or Crime Stoppers at 276-63CRIME (276-632-7463). Crime Stoppers is an anonymous tip line, and you could receive an award of up to $2,500.00.