For Immediate Release: August 24, 2023
Shooting at Brookside Apartments
LYNCHBURG Va. — Two men have been arrested by the Lynchburg Police Department (LPD) in connection with a shooting that occurred last night at the Brookside Apartments.
On August 23, 2023, at 9:57 p.m., LPD officers responded to the 100-block of Belle Terre Drive for the report of shots fired. During the investigation, it was determined that a juvenile female (12) had suffered a minor graze wound. The juvenile was treated and released from Lynchburg General Hospital.
An apartment was also damaged by the gunfire.
Due to witness statements and community cooperation, LPD officers were able to quickly locate two suspects and take them into custody without incident.
Savon Ellis (22) and Melik Wright (19), both of Lynchburg, have been charged with the following:
Shooting into an Occupied Dwelling
Reckless Handling of a Firearm
Discharging a Firearm within City Limits Resulting in Injury
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Detective E. Phelps at 434-455-61248, or by calling Central Virginia Crime Stoppers at (888) 798-5900. An anonymous tip can also be made online using http://p3tips.com or by downloading the P3 app on any mobile device. A cash reward from Crime Stoppers of up to $1,000 may be available for tips that lead to an arrest in this crime.
This investigation is active and ongoing any new information will be released as an update to this news release.