For immediate release: December 12, 2022
Malicious Wounding in the 800-block of Florida Avenue
LYNCHBURG, Va. – The Lynchburg Police Department (LPD) is investigating a malicious wounding that occurred in the 800-Block of Florida Avenue, this morning.
On December 12, 2022, at 11:13 a.m., LPD officers were called to the 800-Block of Florida Avenue for reports of shots fired. While officers were responding to the scene, a 911 caller indicated it appeared one man had been struck by gunfire and was getting into a vehicle.
The initial investigation indicates that the adult male victim was standing in the roadway when shots were fired. The victim was struck in his legs. He left the scene in a vehicle and was later located in the 600-block of Winston Ridge Road, where he was treated by medics then transported to Lynchburg General Hospital for treatment of injuries.
LPD Criminal Investigations and Forensic Units responded to assist.
There is no suspect information available at this time.
This is an ongoing investigation and any additional information will be provided as an update to this news release.
The 800-block of Florida Avenue was closed for approximately 3 hours as a result of this incident. The roadway is now re-opened.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Det. 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.