Two charged after shots fired at home, teen in car dies from gunshot wound in Amherst County

Lynchburg & Central Virginia News

AMHERST COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — Two North Carolina men have been charged in connection with a shooting at an Amherst County home on Monday after a teenage boy was found shot in a car.

On Monday, May 31, the Amherst County Sheriff’s Office says deputies responded to Sprouse Drive in Amherst for a report of shots fired into a house.

However, while deputies were checking that area, another 911 call came in about a male shooting victim who was in a car at the Route 29 bypass and the Route 130 extension.

Authorities say they arrived at the second location and found a 17-year-old boy with a single gunshot wound to the chest. Deputies tried to perform life saving measures until medical personnel arrived, but the teenager was pronounced dead at the scene.

The sheriff’s office later determined these two calls were related.

Investigators with the sheriff’s office and Virginia State Police responded to both scenes and are currently investigating all information and leads that have been received.

As a result of the initial call, officials say Steve A. Burrell and Kivin J. Graham, both of North Carolina, have been charged with shooting into an occupied dwelling and are being held at the Blue Ridge Regional Jail.

If you may have been in the area or have any information that may help with the active investigation into this case, you are encouraged to call Investigator Thompson with the Amherst County Sheriff’s Office at (434) 946-9373, ext. 6, or Crime Stoppers at 1-888-798-5900.

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