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22-year-old North Carolina man arrested, charged after shooting in Lynchburg

Shooting happened Wednesday morning

Lynchburg Police said a man has been charged in connection to a shooting that happened on Chambers Street Wednesday morning.
Lynchburg Police said a man has been charged in connection to a shooting that happened on Chambers Street Wednesday morning.

LYNCHBURG, Va.UPDATE

Lynchburg Police said a man has been charged in connection to a shooting that happened on Chambers Street Wednesday morning.

22-year-old Jaquez Hargett, of Kinston, North Carolina, was arrested on Wednesday morning and was charged with:

  • Aggravated malicious wounding
  • Use of a firearm in the commission of a felony
  • Shooting from a vehicle
  • Discharge of a firearm in a public place
  • Reckless handling of a firearm

Anyone with information about this incident are asked to contact Det. Bond at 434-455-6161 or Crime Stoppers at 888-798-5900. Enter a tip online at http://p3tips.com or use the P3 app on a mobile device.


ORIGINAL STORY

A man has been arrested in connection to a Lynchburg shooting that police say sent a man to the hospital Wednesday morning.

At about 9:12 a.m., the Lynchburg Police Department was dispatched to the intersection of Lovell and Chambers Streets for the report of a man who had been shot. Officers say they arrived at the scene to find a man with a serious gunshot injury.

We were told that the victim was later transported to Lynchburg General Hospital for treatment.

Authorities report that a man was taken into custody in connection to the shooting.

Anyone who may have captured video of this incident on a security or doorbell camera is asked to contact the Lynchburg Police Department at 434-455-6065 or share the footage on the Neighbors portal. Residents with video footage or information can also share this anonymously through Crime Stoppers.

Those with information about this incident are asked to contact Det. Bond at 434-455-6161 or Crime Stoppers at 888-798-5900. Enter a tip online at http://p3tips.com or use the P3 app on a mobile device.


About the Author:

Jazmine Otey joined the 10 News team in February 2021.