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Lynchburg man shot in the leg overnight; police investigate

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LYNCHBURG (WSLS 10) - The Lynchburg Police Department is investigating after they say a local man was shot in the leg overnight.

Officers say at 11:37 p.m. Wednesday, August 12 they responded to the 1100 block of Wise Street in reference to gunshots being fired.

Upon arrival, police located a man who had an apparent single gunshot wound to the leg.

The man, identified as Eric Payne, 31, was taken to the Lynchburg General Hospital ER and treated for non-life threatening injuries.

Police say Payne was uncooperative during the investigation.

The Lynchburg Police Department's Criminal Investigations Division is currently looking into this case.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Det. R.G. Miller  at 434-455-6160 or call Crime Stoppers at 1-888-798-5900. You can also visit the Central Virginia Crime Stoppers website at www.cvcrimestoppers.org to enter a web tip, or text "CVCS" plus your message to 274637.