Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

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July 2, 2013

Man charged in connection with shooting of three people at Bluefield playground

BLUEFIELD — An arrest has been made in the shooting of three people at a city playground early Tuesday morning.

Matthew Jackson, 22, of Bluefield, Va., has been arrested on eight felony charges in connection with the shooting at East River Playground on Augusta Street, Lt. C.S. Myers, with the Bluefield Police Department, said.

Jackson was taken into custody at the scene of the shooting on unrelated outstanding warrants.

Myers said the three people who were shot suffered minor injuries and were treated and released at a local hospital.

Two of the victims were teenage juveniles. Myers said the shooting was spurred by an argument on Facebook

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