Woman survives gunshot wound to head

Sunday, June 6, 2021

A Lewisburg woman survived a gunshot wound to the head early Sunday, and the suspect has been captured and jailed.

Gulberto Olascoaga, 22, of Lewisburg allegedly fired several gunshots into a vehicle occupied by the victim, 21, a man and her two small children on Whittaker Road near Wheel, Detective Lt. Scott Jones of the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office said.

“The incident is not random,” Jones said.

The victim was released from a hospital later Sunday, Jones said. None of the others in the vehicle were injured.

Deputies were called at 2:59 a.m.

Olascoaga is charged with four counts of attempted first degree murder and is being held in Bedford County Jail on $2 million bond.

Jones declined to comment when asked about a possible motive or type of weapon used, citing an “ongoing investigation.”