For Immediate Release: February 27, 2023
[UPDATE 2] Shooting incident – 1400–block Monroe Street
LYNCHBURG, Va. — The Lynchburg Police Department (LPD) offers our deepest condolences to the family and friends of the child who passed away over the weekend.
This shooting incident occurred inside a home in the 1400-block of Monroe Street and remains an active and ongoing investigation. The victim has been identified as a 12-year-old female who died from a non-self-inflicted gunshot wound to the abdomen.
LPD has identified and interviewed those who were in the home at the time of this incident and are not seeking any additional individuals. LPD continues to communicate with the Lynchburg Commonwealth’s Attorney to determine if charges are appropriate.
We encourage parents to check in on their children during this difficult time. Resources have been made available through Lynchburg City Schools.
Any additional information will be provided as an update to this release.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Detective M. Scott at 434-455-6174 or Crime Stoppers at 888-798-5900. Enter an anonymous tip online at P3Tips.com or use the P3 app on a mobile device.