One is under arrest and another is being treated for life-threatening injuries after the Augusta County Sheriff's Office said a verbal altercation escalated to gunfire on Saturday.

According to a press release, the sheriff's office responded to a shooting on J & B Lane in the Waynesboro-area of Augusta County at approximately 10 p.m. Deputies on the scene located a 54-year-old male with a single gunshot wound to the upper leg.

The sheriff's office said the shooting was a result of a verbal altercation between two neighbors. The argument "escalated quickly" and both males retrieved firearms and exchanged gunfire. Approximately 15 rounds were fired between the two.

As a result, William F. Leech, 43, was arrested and charged with possession of a firearm by a non-violent felon. He is being held without bond at Middle River Regional Jail.

The other party involved was flown to the University of Virginia for life-threatening injuries.

The sheriff's office said this was an isolated incident with no threat to the community. Sheriff Donald Smith said the investigation is ongoing and additional charges are pending.

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