wsls logo

Woman dead, man arrested after shooting in Bedford County

Happened at about 10 p.m. Saturday

A woman is dead and a man has been arrested and charged after a Saturday shooting in Bedford County, according to the Bedford Police Department.

BEDFORD COUNTY, Va.UPDATE

A woman is dead and a man has been arrested after a Saturday shooting in Bedford County, according to the Bedford Police Department.

At about 10 p.m., officers were called to the 900-block of Burks Hill Road, near Liberty Park, for the report of a woman being shot.

When authorities arrived at the scene, they found 36-year-old Jessica Ryan Moore with a gunshot wound.

Authorities report that officers and Bedford County Fire and Rescue were on scene and began treatment. Moore was eventually transported to Bedford Memorial Hospital where she later died from the injury.

During the investigation, officers determined that a man, who was in the passenger seat of the car Moore was driving, caused the injury. Authorities didn’t disclose what may have led to the incident.

We were also told that children were in the car when the gun was fired and that the car was in traffic, near hundreds of people, at the time of the incident.

Officers arrested Daniel Joseph Norwood, 34, of Lynchburg, for involuntary manslaughter and reckless handling of a firearm.


ORIGINAL STORY

A gunshot was reported at Liberty Lake Park in Bedford on Saturday.

Police Chief Todd Foreman told 10 News that one person was injured and their condition is unknown.

This is a developing story.


About the Authors:

Jazmine Otey joined the 10 News team in February 2021.

Lindsey joined the WSLS 10 team as a reporter in February 2019 and is thrilled to call Roanoke her new home!