Teenager dead after shooting in Lynchburg

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Published: Mar. 23, 2023 at 6:04 PM EDT
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LYNCHBURG, Va. (WDBJ) - A teenager is dead after a shooting early Thursday afternoon.

Lynchburg Police say about 1 p.m. they received a shots fired call in the 1100 block of 16th Street. Officers say they found a car that had crashed into a utility pole with a shooting victim inside.

The victim was a 16-year-old boy who was taken to a hospital and pronounced dead.

The shooting led to a lockout for Dunbar Middle and R.S. Payne Elementary schools until police confirmed there was no threat to students and staff.

Police say they don’t know who shot the boy and no one has been arrested.

Damage to the pole led to a power outage that has since been fixed.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective D. Dubie at 434-455-6102 or Crime Stoppers at (888) 798-5900. Anyone who may have captured video of this incident on a security or doorbell camera is asked to share the footage on the Neighbors portal.