Man arrested after Lynchburg convenience store shooting

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LYNCHBURG (WSLS 10) - Lynchburg police arrested a 47-year-old man after a shooting in the city on Sunday night.

Police charged Leroy Colbert Hubbard Jr., of Lynchburg, with malicious wounding, use of a firearm in the commission of a felony, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and possession of ammunition by a convicted felon.

At 7:53 p.m. on Sunday, officers responded to a malicious wounding at the Neighborhood Market convenience store at 1531 Park Avenue.

When they arrived, officers found a man suffering from gunshot wounds to his hand and chest.  The victim, 43-year-old Dewayne Jackson, of Lynchburg, reported that another man confronted him in front of the store and shot him, according to police.

The victim was subsequently treated and released from Lynchburg General Hospital with injuries that were not life threatening.

Hubbard was taken into custody without incident hours after the shooting and is being held without bond at the Blue Ridge Regional Jail.

The incident remains under investigation.

Anyone with information regarding these incidents is asked to contact Detective D. S. Dempsey at (434) 455-6161 or call Crime Stoppers at 1-888-798-5900.  Visit the Central Virginia Crime Stoppers website at www.cvcrimestoppers.org to enter a web tip, or text "CVCS" plus your message to 274637.