A woman is dead and another woman was hospitalized due to injuries from a shooting in a residence in Amherst County, authorities said. 

At approximately 11:40 p.m. Tuesday, Amherst County Sheriff's  deputies responded to a home in the Bobwhite Road area of Amherst County near for a report of a woman who had been shot, according to a news release issued shortly after noon Wednesday.

When deputies arrived on scene they located a woman with two gunshot wounds. She was transported to Lynchburg General Hospital for treatment. Another woman who had been shot was dead, the release said. 

"This appears to be an isolated incident and there is no known threat to the general public," the sheriff's office said in the release. 

The victims' names were not immediately released so families can be notified, the release said. No further information was immediately released. 

The Amherst County Sheriff's Office said it will release more details when appropriate and not detrimental to the ongoing investigation. 

Anyone with information is asked to contact investigators at (434) 946-9300. 

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