Two arrested after 5-year-old grazed by bullet during Thursday night Lynchburg shooting

Police expect more arrests to be made

By Jeff Williamson - Digital Content Manager, Samantha Smith - Digital Content Producer

Courtesy of Lynchburg Police Department

LYNCHBURG, Va. - UPDATE

Two people have been arrested after Lynchburg police say a 5-year-old child was grazed by a bullet Thursday night. 

22-year-old Tai'he Jeter and a 17-year-old were arrested Friday by Lynchburg police in connection with the fight that happened before the shooting in the 200 block of Hillside Court. 

Jeter was charged with assault by mob in addition to two counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor. The teen was charged with assault by mob. 

Police say this case is active and ongoing, and that more arrests are expected. 

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Dubie at 434-455-6102. 


ORIGINAL STORY

Lynchburg police say a 5-year-old child was grazed by a bullet during a shooting Thursday evening.

At 5:50 p.m., officers went to the 200 block of Hillside Court after multiple reports of gunfire were received.

When units arrived at the scene, they found one building had been hit multiple times.

The 5-year-old was treated at the scene for what police say was a superficial injury.

No one else was injured.

Those responsible for the gunfire left in a vehicle before police arrived, according to the Police Department.

Police believe that this is an isolated incident and is related to a fight that occurred in the Birchwood Apartment complex prior to the gunfire.

The investigation into the case is ongoing.

Police are seeking the public’s assistance in providing information related to this shooting.

Anyone with knowledge concerning what happened is asked to contact Detective Dubie at 434-455-6102.

Additionally, anyone can provide tips and information anonymously through Central Virginia Crime Stoppers at 1-888-798-5900.

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