On Thursday morning, July 15, 2021 at approximately 2:00 a.m., the Halifax County 911 Center received a report of a shooting on Bane St, in the town of South Boston. 

Once on scene officers found a 34-year-old black male victim in a trailer home in the Westside Trailer Park. The victim, James Burden, Jr. of South Boston, VA, appeared to suffer from apparent gunshot wounds.

The area around the shooting was searched and several items of evidence was collected from the scene. The victim was transported to Duke University Hospital for treatment.

Detective W. Kent Bane is leading the investigation for the South Boston Police Department. Anyone with information concerning this crime, has been asked to call the police department at (434) 575-7203 or the Halifax County Crimeline at (434) 476-8445. Callers may remain anonymous.