LYNCHBURG, Va. (WFXR) — Police say a North Carolina man has ben charged with multiple offenses after Wednesday morning’s shooting in Lynchburg that sent a man to the hospital.
According to the Lynchburg Police Department, officers were dispatched to the 300 block of Chambers Street shortly at approximately 9:12 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 13 after a man was reportedly shot.
When police arrived on scene, they found a man with a serious gunshot injury, who was then transported to Lynchburg General Hospital.
The department says officers took a man into custody at 9:19 a.m. in connection with the shooting at the intersection of Lovell Street and Chambers Street.
Authorities then announced on Friday, Oct. 15 that 22-year-old Jaquez Hargett of Kinston, N.C., was arrested Wednesday morning and has been charged with the following:
- Aggravated malicious wounding
- Use of a firearm in the commission of a felony
- Shooting from a vehicle
- Discharge of a firearm in a public place
- Reckless handling of a firearm
This malicious wounding investigation is still ongoing, officials say.
If you have any information about Wednesday morning’s shooting, you are asked to call Detective Bond at 434-455-6161 or Crime Stoppers at 888-798-5900.
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