UPDATE: Victim identified in York Street shooting in Lynchburg; one person in custody

Lynchburg & Central Virginia News

UPDATE 9:45 p.m.: Police in Lynchburg have identified the victim in Sunday evening’s shooting that occurred in the 200 block of York Street.

Police confirm that 24-year-old Justin Lee Lewis of Lynchburg was shot and died at the scene.

One person, who has yet to be identified, was taken into custody in the 200 block of Chambers Street in connection with the incident.

If you have any information about this shooting, you are asked to call Detective Dubie at (434) 455-6102 or Crime Stoppers at (888) 798-5900.

The investigation into the shooting is ongoing.

UPDATE 7:40 p.m.: Police on the scene tell WFXR News’ Amanda Lee that the call for the shooting on York Street came in at 5:40 p.m. on Sunday, May 30.

When police arrived, they found a man laying in the street, who was pronounced dead on the scene.

Police say that there was a large group of people in the area of the shooting just before the incident occurred.

One person, who has not yet been identified, has been taken into custody.

UPDATE 6:40 p.m.: The Lynchburg Police Department has provided updates on the incident in the 200 block of York Street Sunday evening.

The department says the incident is a homicide investigation. One person is in custody in connection with the crime, according to officials.

Police are urging people to avoid the area as the scene is still active.


LYNCHBURG, Va. (WFXR) – Police in Lynchburg are on the scene of a shooting Sunday evening.

According to the department, the shooting took place in the 200 block of York Street.

WFXR News has a crew on the way to the scene and will provide more details as we get them.

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