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17-year-old charged, 15-year-old hospitalized after Lynchburg shooting

A 15-year-old boy is in the hospital after Lynchburg police said a 17-year-old boy shot him on Monday night.

Officers said they responded to the 7000 block of Timberlake Road just before midnight after they received a report that someone was shot inside of an apartment.

When they arrived, they said they found a 15-year-old boy who had been shot. Authorities said he was taken to Lynchburg General Hospital for treatment of serious injuries.

Authorities at the scene said they also saw a shirtless 17-year-old boy with blood on himself attempting to hide a gun behind a dumpster. He was detained by officers and arrested.

The 17-year-old suspect has been charged with the following:

  • Malicious wounding
  • Discharging a firearm in a dwelling
  • Reckless handling of a firearm
  • Underage possession of a firearm
  • Use of a firearm in the commission of a felony

Anyone with information is asked to contact Det. S. Bond at (434) 455-6161 or Crime Stoppers at (888) 798-5900. Enter an anonymous tip online at or use the P3 app on a mobile device.

Source: WSLS News 10

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