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Man beaten, robbed at gunpoint, Lynchburg police say

Lynchburg police say they're looking for a male suspect

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LYNCHBURG, Va. – A man was beaten and robbed at gunpoint early Sunday morning, according to Lynchburg police, who said they’re still looking for the suspect.

Officers said the two victims, one male and one female, drove to the 100 block of Old Courthouse Turnpike to “meet an acquaintance.” When they got there, a man came out of the woods and showed a gun before beating the male victim and taking money from him, according to police.

Police said the suspect fired one shot during the incident but no one was hit.

Police responded to the call at 12:58 a.m. Sunday. They believe the suspect was driving a red Dodge Durango and hit the victim’s vehicle as he was leaving.

The male victim is expected to survive. He was taken to the emergency room.

Officers believe this is an isolated incident.