LYNCHBURG, Va. (WFXR) — The Lynchburg Police Department (LPD) says it is investigating a malicious wounding that occurred on the 800 block of Florida Avenue on Monday, Dec. 12.

Police say they responded to Florida Avenue for reports of shots fired at 11:13 a.m.

While en route, they received information that a man was hit by gunfire and was getting into a vehicle.

According to a press release, the adult male was standing in the road when he was shot in his legs. Police say he left the scene and was located at the 600 block of Winston Ridge Road. The man was transported to Lynchburg General Hospital for treatment of his injuries.

LPD says the Criminal Investigations and Forensic Units responded to the scene to assist with their investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Dubie at 434-455-6012 or Crime Stopper at 888-798-5900. Tips can also be entered online or through the P3 mobile app.