The Lynchburg Police Department is searching for a suspect in a shooting early Monday morning.
A 32-year-old Lynchburg man was found with a gunshot wound to his leg around 3 a.m. Monday in the 900 block of Virginia Street. The victim was taken to Lynchburg General Hospital for treatment. He is expected to be OK.
Investigators have identified Hasan Ibn Sami Abdussalaam, 31, as the shooting suspect. Warrants have been obtained for Abdussalaam for one count of malicious wounding, two counts of using a firearm to commit a felony, and one count of having a gun as a convicted felon. Additionally, investigators issued an attempted murder warrant for Abdussalaam because they believe he shot at another person who was with the victim. That person was not hurt.
Anyone with information about the suspect’s location is asked to call the Lynchburg Police Department at 455-6178 or Central Virginia Crime Stoppers at 1-888-798-5900.