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Man hospitalized after overnight shooting in Lynchburg, police say

Officers say no arrests made so far

A man is in the hospital after an overnight shooting in Lynchburg.
A man is in the hospital after an overnight shooting in Lynchburg.

LYNCHBURG, Va.UPDATE, 6:06 P.M.

Authorities say no arrests have been made, but there are “several” persons of interest.

Detective D.M. Sparnroft of the Lynchburg Police Department said Thursday that the victim, believed to be around 30 years old, was transported to the hospital with a non-life-threatening injury.

When officers arrived at the scene, they found the victim near the street.

“They started to render aid before our medics got there and transported him to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Just investigating the incident further, our officers located some items of evidence in that area, which led to a search warrant being executed,” said Detective Sparnroft.

He said that evidence was shell casings.

“Last night, we had every available resource unit to us, to include our field operations, our tactical unit, crisis negotiations unit. We implemented a drone unit to maintain that the safety of the public was finally secure.”

No word yet on what the motive of the shooting was, or if the victim and suspect know each other.


UPDATE, 7:58 A.M.

Authorities are investigating a shooting that happened late Wednesday night, according to the Lynchburg Police Department.

Officers said they responded to the 800 block of Pierce Street at around 11:30 p.m. Wednesday for a report of shots fired and found a man with serious gunshot wounds.

The victim was taken to Lynchburg General Hospital and is currently in stable condition, according to police.

Authorities said that officers, along with the Lynchburg Police Department Tactical Unit, executed a search warrant.

According to the police department, no one has been arrested and there is no threat to the community.

Anyone who caught video of the incident is asked to contact the Lynchburg Police Department at 434-455-6065.


UPDATE, 5:30 A.M.

The SWAT team has just backed off after surrounding a house on Pierce Street in Lynchburg for several hours.

Investigators are now going in and out of the house taking photos of evidence.

Authorities have still not provided any details.


ORIGINAL STORY

Police are surrounding a home with guns drawn on Pierce Street in the Park Avenue neighborhood of Lynchburg.

This started after midnight and is still an active scene. The Lynchburg Police Department is on scene along with the Lynchburg SWAT team.

Authorities have not provided any details about the incident, but officers have the street blocked off and the 10 News crew at the scene has been asked to back up for their safety. Crews can be seen going in and out of the house with cameras as of 5:15 a.m.

A neighbor told 10 News that she heard three gunshots and that she saw a man being taken on a stretcher.

Earlier in the morning, officers were talking with neighbors and walking around with flashlights searching the area. As time went on more officers showed up with shields and guns drawn at the home.

Authorities then made an announcement, saying “This is the Lynchburg Police Department, we have a search warrant. Come out with your hands up.”

A K9 unit and drones have also been brought in.

Stick with 10 News as this breaking news story develops.


About the Authors:

Samantha Smith joined WSLS 10’s award-winning digital team as a digital content producer in July 2018.

Kortney joined the 10 News team as a Lynchburg Bureau Reporter in May 2021.