CRIME OF THE WEEK – FEBRUARY 1, 2022
Shooting at Fort Avenue 7-Eleven
LYNCHBURG, Va. – The Lynchburg Police Department is investigating after a shooting at a local 7-Eleven store that happened over the weekend.
On January 29, 2022 at 2:46 a.m., officers responded to the 7-Eleven store located at 2337 Fort Avenue for reports of shots fired. Witnesses reported seeing two groups shooting at each other in the 7-Eleven parking lot. 7-Eleven property and an Allied cab were struck by gunfire and casings were found in the area. No injuries were reported.
The Lynchburg Police Department is asking the public for assistance in identifying two of the men who were involved in the shooting. One man was wearing a black jacket with a red Phillies hat and the other was wearing a gray Disney sweatshirt with a hood. After the shots were fired, both men fled the area in a white SUV.
Anyone who may have captured video of any of this incident on a security or doorbell camera is asked to contact the Lynchburg Police Department at (434) 455-6174 or share the footage on the Neighbors portal.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Detective Dubie at (434) 455-6102 or Crime Stoppers at (888) 798-5900. Enter a tip online at http://p3tips.com or use the P3 app on a mobile device.
This is an ongoing investigation. Any additional information will be released as an update to this news release.