January 9, 2019
At 12:43 a.m. Tuesday morning Bedford County 911 received a call from Wycliffe Street reporting a shooting. Bedford Police and Bedford County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the scene. On arrival witnesses advised an 18 year old male had shot himself in the head. The victim was transported to Roanoke Memorial Hospital by helicopter, where he later died. The victim is identified as Nicholas Bernard, age 18.
The body will be transported to the Chief Medical Examiner’s Office in Roanoke. The investigation of the shooting is ongoing.
Release prepared by Major Ricky Gardner