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Dollar General Store parking lot shooting ruled self-inflicted

Dollar General Store parking lot shooting ruled self-inflicted

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A Snow Creek woman died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound in a Dollar General Store parking lot on Monday.

Tracie Cooper, district administrator for the medical examiner’s office in Roanoke said on Thursday that Adrianne Ruth Martin, 37, of 7 Blue Spruce Dr. in Snow Creek died of a gunshot wound to the head and the manner of death was suicide.

The 911 center received a call at about 4:36 p.m. to send help to the Dollar General Store at 3874 Stones Dairy Road.

Deputies found the woman identified as Martin unresponsive, suffering from a gunshot wound, inside a blue Honda sports-utility vehicle in the parking lot, and citizens were performing CPR.

The Bassett Volunteer Rescue Squad arrived, and Martin was transported to Sovah-Martinsville Hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

Martin worked as a student financial and local funds accountant at Patrick Henry Community College.

The day following her death a post on the college’s Facebook page said: “Our Patriot family has incredibly heavy hearts today. Adrianne Martin worked at PHCC for over a decade. She was frequently in the stands cheering on our Patriots, always willing to lend a helping hand for campus events, and offered her creative eye anytime we needed something decorated. She was a friend to many and will be greatly missed.”

A visitation and funeral has been planned for Saturday and a memorial donation fund has been set up with Fidelity Bank in support of Martin’s children.

Donations may be sent to Fidelity Bank, ATTN: Adrianne Martin Memorial Fund, 231 E. Church St., Martinsville, 24112.

Bill Wyatt is a reporter for the Martinsville Bulletin. He can be reached at 276-638-8801, Ext. 236. Follow him @billdwyatt

Bill Wyatt is a reporter for the Martinsville Bulletin. He can be reached at 276-638-8801, Ext. 236. Follow him @billdwyatt

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