16-year-old dead after Lynchburg shooting, police say

Happened near the intersection of 16th Street and Taylor Street, authorities said

Lynchburg police (WSLS)

LYNCHBURG, Va. – A 16-year-old is dead after a shooting in Lynchburg Thursday, according to the Lynchburg Police Department.

Police say around 1 p.m., officers responded to a shots fired call in the 1100 block of 16th Street.

When officers arrived on the scene, they found a car that had crashed into a utility pole with a shooting victim inside, authorities said.

LPD said the victim, a 16-year-old boy, was transported to a hospital and later pronounced dead.

Police said 16th Street is located in the Diamond Hill area of Lynchburg, and out of an abundance of caution, Dunbar Middle School and R.S. Payne Elementary School initiated lockouts until police confirmed there was no threat to students and staff.

At this time, there is no suspect information, according to police.

Authorities said the 1100 block of 16th Street will be shut down until AEP finishes repairing the damaged utility pole.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective D. Dubie at 434-455-6102 or Crime Stoppers at (888) 798-5900. 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.

Enter an anonymous tip online or use the P3 app on a mobile device.

LPD said this is an ongoing investigation.

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