For immediate release: February 18, 2023
Juveniles Arrested for Firearms Violations at River Ridge Mall
LYNCHBURG, Va. – Four male juveniles are in custody following an investigation at River Ridge Mall earlier this evening.
At 7:03 p.m. on February 18, 2023, officers with the Lynchburg Police Department (LPD) were dispatched to 3405 Candlers Mountain Road after a 911 caller reported that a teenager had brandished a firearm in the parking lot of HomeGoods. LPD officers and mall security quickly responded to the area. With the help of witnesses, they were able to locate the suspects and take them into custody. No shots were fired, no injuries were reported, and charges are pending.
A total of four handguns were seized during the investigation, one of which was confirmed to be stolen. Outside of the mall, an Airsoft Gun resembling an AR-15 was located in connection with the incident and also seized by police.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Lynchburg Police Department at (434) 455-6041 or Crime Stoppers at (888) 798-5900. Enter an anonymous tip online at http://p3tips.com or use the P3 app on a mobile device.
This is an ongoing investigation and any additional information will be provided as an update to this release.