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Dinwiddie Fatal Shooting Linked To Chesterfield Murders

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DINWIDDIE, VA— A fight between a father and son that turned deadly in Dinwiddie County is linked to the murder of a Chesterfield County mother and daughter, according to police.

Rev. Herbert Bland, Sr., 63, was shot and killed during a shooting at his Dinwiddie home Monday afternoon.  The shooting happened at a home in the 20000 block of Harris Drive in Southerland, shortly after 1:00 p.m. Monday afternoon.

Bland's 23-year-old son, Herbert C. Bland, Jr., was also injured in the shooting.

According to warrants, Herbert Bland Sr. dialed 911 at 12:57 p.m., and told dispatchers he believed his son had stolen his handgun and may have used it in a shooting.

When deputies arrived at the home at 1:17 p.m. to file a report about the stolen gun, they saw Hebert Bland Jr. stumble out of the home with two guns in his hands.

Court document also show Herbert Bland Jr. told police he shot his father in the head and that his father had shot him; three guns were found at the home.

Bland Jr. was seriously-injured in the shooting and is currently being treated at VCU Medical Center for a gunshot wound. He has not been charged in the death of his father, but has been charged in connection with a double-fatal shooting in Chesterfield County.

Herbert C. Bland, Jr. has been charged with two counts of first-degree murder and the use of a firearm in the commission of a felony in connection with a Monday shooting that left two women dead in Chesterfield County.

Barbara Fassett, 65, and her daughter, Elizabeth S. Fassett, 42, were found dead in their Chesterfield County home Monday.  

A UPS worker was delivering a package at the River Road home around 5:45 p.m. Monday evening, when he discovered shattered glass and a body lying in the doorway of the home, Chesterfield County Police said.

The UPS worker called police, who then found a second body inside the home, located in the 5200 block of River Road near Beverly Street.

Chesterfield Police said they have reason to believe one of the victims, Elizabeth Fassett, was Bland's ex-boyfriend, and that the two endured a rocky relationship in the past.

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