The Lynchburg Police Department confirms two young men shot late Thursday night in Lynchburg went to E.C. Glass High School.
Words can’t express the pain the #MidTownBoyz #Family is feeling right now! Any positive thoughts and prayers are much appreciated for the families, teammates, and friends! 😢🙏 pic.twitter.com/2V7mWbHRfz — E.C. Glass Football (@ECGlassFootball) May 17, 2019
One of the students died last night, the other is in the hospital. Officials say he is in critical but stable condition.
Lynchburg Police say they were called around 7:30 Thursday night to the 2300 block of Yorktown Avenue, Meadows Apartments, for a report of malicious wounding.
Officers on scene then provided first aid until Lynchburg Fire Department medics arrived.
The first victim, 18-year-old Dre’yon Ty’Shean Browley, succumbed to his injuries.
The second victim, an 18-year-old male Lynchburg resident, is currently being treated at Lynchburg General Hospital for serious injuries.
Browley and the other victim were football players at E.C. Glass High School.
If you don’t know #JBandBiggs and how much they are loved then watch this video and look at all the signatures from their classmates. This is the spot where they post up in between classes. pic.twitter.com/nabI9lNW5U — Coach JJ (@ECGCoachJJ) May 17, 2019
“They didn’t deserve this at all. No mother should ever have to bury her child at a young age. Especially when he was about to start his adult life. No mother should ever have to do that,” says E.C. Glass High School student, Kevonna Moore.
Browley was known to some by the nickname “Biggs”. Police have not released the name of the teenager injured in the shooting, but friends have identified him as Justin “J.B.” Barnett.
“They were on the football team. So of course, if they see a younger football player, they always tell them, ‘You’re going to make it one day. I believe in you.’ They had so much belief in everyone,” says Moore.
News of the shooting even affecting those who did not know the teenagers, but who feel the pain of those that love them.
“Little kids that’s just getting ready to graduate from high school and getting killed. It’s just so sad,” says Pamela Hunter, who lives near the school.
A spokesperon with Lynchburg City Schools issued the following statement:
On the evening of May 16, two young men who attend E C Glass High School were injured in a shooting in the community. We have additional support on site at the school to help students and staff through this difficult situation. Our thoughts and prayers are with family and friends. “
Moore has a message for her friends. “I just want J.B. to keep fighting. Do this for Biggs. Keep fighting and pull through. Have a great recovery. And rest in peace, Biggs,” she says.
The Campbell County Sheriff’s Office was able to locate the suspect and suspect’s vehicle within three hours of the incident.
Police say the suspect is a juvenile male from Campbell County. He has been charged with murder, malicious wounding and two counts of use of a firearm in the commission of a felony.
The investigation is ongoing and is isolated.
Anyone who has information is asked to contact the Lynchburg Police Department.
Lynchburg Police said two people were shot Thursday night, at the Meadows Apartment complex.
The shooting was reported at 9:30 p.m.
Lynchburg police said they cannot release the condition of the victims.
Detectives and forensics are still investigating.
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