Wise County, Va. deputies searching for 3 suspects in connection to shooting

Wise County Sheriff's deputies are in search of three suspects in connection to a drive-by shooting that happened June 16th along Back Valley Road.

According to Lt. Tim Wagner, Big Stone Gap officers attempted to stop a vehicle that matched the description of one seen in the area of the drive-by.

That car did not stop, leading them on a chase.

The suspects then took off on foot in a wooded area near Big Stone Gap about 7 p.m.

Saturday's shooting happened on Back Valley Road in Big Stone Gap around 11:00 p.m. Saturday night.

Investigators said the shooter was driving his car when he pulled over and shot into a garage on the street, injuring 50-year-old Chris Standifer.

Police say the suspect then got back into his car and drove off.

They say Standifer was flown to Holston Valley Medical Center were he underwent emergency surgery.

Stay with News 5 and for the latest on this developing story.

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