Two armed and dangerous suspects wanted in connection to Lynchburg shooting

The shooting happened at 9:53 p.m. in the 2200 block of Poplar Street, police say

Taurus Lamont McDaniel (pictured on the left) and Richard Lamont McDaniel (pictured on the right) are considered armed and dangerous. (Lynchburg Police Department)

LYNCHBURG, Va.UPDATE - June 30, 2022, at 5:10 p.m.

The Lynchburg Police Department is searching for two armed and dangerous men in connection to a shooting.

The shooting happened on Wednesday shortly before 10 p.m. in the 2200 block of Poplar Street and resulted in a 16-year-old boy being hospitalized, according to authorities.

At this time, 44-year-old Richard Lamont McDaniel and 41-year-old Taurus Lamont McDaniel, both of Lynchburg, are wanted on the following charges:

  • Armed robbery
  • Malicious wounding
  • Shooting from a vehicle
  • Use of a firearm in the commission of a felony

Authorities say the two suspects remain at large and should be considered armed and dangerous.

This is an ongoing investigation, according to the police department.

ORIGINAL STORY - June 30, 2022, at 2 p.m.

A 16-year-old boy was hospitalized after he was shot in the leg multiple times Wednesday night, according to the Lynchburg Police Department.

On Wednesday at 9:53 p.m., Lynchburg police responded to the call of a teen that had been shot in the 2200 block of Poplar Street.

Officials said that when officers arrived, they found a 16-year-old boy who had been shot several times in the leg.

The Lynchburg Police Department said the teen was transported to Lynchburg General Hospital to be treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

Lynchburg authorities are still investigating.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Detective Dubie at (434) 455-6102 or Crime Stoppers at 888-798-5900. Enter an anonymous tip online at or use the P3 app on a mobile device. Anyone who may have captured video of this incident on a security or doorbell camera is asked to share the footage on the Neighbors portal.

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