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Woman charged after shots fired at Lynchburg shopping center near high school, police say

LYNCHBURG, Va. – Police charged a Lynchburg woman after a shots-fired incident on Friday afternoon.

At 12:11 p.m., officers responded to the Plaza Shopping Center on Memorial Avenue.

As a precaution, both E.C. Glass High school and Centra College of Nursing administrators placed both schools on lockdown.

Officers arrived, secured the gun and detained two people, according to the police department.

Police charged Patrice Rowan, 26, of Lynchburg, with reckless handling of a firearm, discharging a firearm in a public place, discharging a firearm in city limits, and possession of marijuana.

The other person detained by police was not charged.

There are no reports of injuries as a result of this incident.


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