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Three family members shot in Axton; woman dies protecting grandchildren

PITTSYLVANIA COUNTY, Va (WSET) —

The Pittsylvania County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a shooting on Sandy River Road in Axton at approximately 2:41 p.m. on June 22. When they arrived, three people had been shot.

Joseph Watkins received a call Saturday afternoon that his cousins, Raquel Keyana Martin and Kierra Martin, along with his aunt, Margie Watkins, had all been shot. Margie Watkins, 82, died of her injuries Monday morning.