LYNCHBURG, Va. (WFXR) — Over the course of less than 12 hours this weekend, Lynchburg police officers responded to a total of five shootings and malicious wounding incidents.
The Lynchburg Police Department says officers responded to the 800 block of Greenfield Drive for a report of a malicious wounding shortly after 1:45 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 28. Around the same time, police were dispatched to a call for shots fired in the area of Campbell Avenue and Florida Avenue.
When officers got to Greenfield Drive, they found one man with a non-life-threatening gunshot wound and determined he was shot while traveling in a vehicle — which had also been shot — through the Campbell Avenue area. The man was transported to Lynchburg General Hospital for treatment, according to authorities.
Then, at approximately 6:18 p.m. on Sunday, the department says police responded to a malicious wounding report in the 1400 block of Kemper Street. When they arrived at the scene, officers found a man who had reportedly been cut multiple times by his girlfriend.
The man was reportedly taken to Lynchburg General Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries while 38-year-old Lashonna Moore of Lynchburg, was arrested and charged with one count of malicious wounding.
Shortly after 8:15 p.m. on Sunday, authorities say they were dispatched to a call about shots fired in the 2500 block of Old Forest Road. Officers determined two family members were fighting before one fired shots in the air and left the scene.
According to officials, at approximately 12:09 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 29, officers found themselves responding to another report of shots fired, this one in the 300 block of Polk Street. Even though police found several casings at the scene — along with a vehicle and a residence that had been shot — nobody was injured in this incident.
Finally, at 12:20 a.m. on Monday, officers were dispatched to the 2000 block of Langhorne Road for a malicious wounding and discovered a man with non-life-threatening gunshot wounds at the scene. That man was brought to Lynchburg General Hospital.
The investigations into these shootings and malicious wounding incidents are reportedly still ongoing.
If you recorded footage of any of these incidents on a security or doorbell camera, you are encouraged to contact the Lynchburg Police Department at 434-455-6174 or share the footage on the Neighbors portal.
If you have any other information about these incidents, you are asked to call Detective Scott at 434-455-6161 or Crime Stoppers at 888-798-5900.
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