Police: Boy injured after Lynchburg home hit by gunfire overnight

Lynchburg & Central Virginia News

LYNCHBURG, Va. (WFXR) — Lynchburg authorities are investigating after a boy was grazed by gunfire during an overnight shooting on Grady Street.

The Lynchburg Police Department says officers responded to the 700 block of Grady Street at approximately 1:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 12 for a report of shots fired.

When they arrived at the scene, police say they learned that a residence had been hit by gunfire while people were inside. 

According to the department, a 10-year-old boy sustained a “grazing gunshot wound” and was treated at the scene for the superficial injury.  

Authorities tell WFXR News that nobody else was injured in the incident.

A neighbor named Jordan Aultice says her husband was the one who called the police after hearing a few gunshots.

“I think that’s terrible that a 10-year-old was put in a position to where they could have potentially been severely harmed,” said Aultice. “I hate that that happened and I hope everything’s okay with the child for sure.”

If you have a security or doorbell camera that may have caught the incident on video, you are asked to call the Lynchburg Police Department at 434-455-6065 or share the footage on the Neighbors portal.

If you have any other information about Wednesday morning’s shooting — which is still under investigation — officials encourage you to contact Detective Bond at 434-455-6161 or Crime Stoppers at 888-798-5900.

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