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Two teenage boys face 13 combined charges after Lynchburg shooting

The 15-year-old boy is a convicted juvenile felon

Lynchburg police cars
Lynchburg police cars (WSLS)

LYNCHBURG, Va. – The Lynchburg Police Department has arrested two teenagers after a malicious wounding incident in late September.

On September 27, 2020, at 11:01 p.m., police responded to the 1500 block of 12th Street, across the street from Robert Payne Elementary School, after someone had been shot.

As a result of this incident, police arrested a 16-year-old and a 15-year-old boy.

The 16-year-old faces the following charges:

  • Probation violation
  • Reckless handling of a firearm
  • Possession of a firearm by someone under 18
  • Shooting into an occupied vehicle
  • Brandishing a firearm within 1,000 feet of a school
  • Willfully discharging a firearm within 1,000 feet of a school

The 15-year-old faces the following charges:

  • Probation violation
  • Possession of a firearm by a juvenile convicted felon
  • Reckless handling of a firearm
  • Possession of a firearm by someone under the age of 18
  • Shooting into an occupied vehicle
  • Brandishing a firearm within 1,000 feet of a school
  • Willfully discharging a firearm within 1,000 feet of a school.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Det. Miller at 434-455-6160.


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