Lynchburg, Va. (WDBJ) – Three shootings in 24 hours. On Thursday afternoon, bullets sent another man to a hospital in Lynchburg. The latest victim was found on Greenfield Drive with a gunshot wound to the back, the Lynchburg Police Department said.
Another shooting on Wednesday sent two people to the hospital. Casings were recovered from the incident on Twelfth Street, police said. Less than an hour after the violence, officers were called to a shooting that left a nearby apartment on Yorktown Avenue with bullets.
“The bullet doesn’t have a name on it, and when someone comes in here and uses deadly force on another person, God forbid a child gets shot,” said Gonzalez, who preferred to share only the name people call him.
Gonzalez has lived in Lynchburg since 2014. On Thursday, just down the road from where he and his family live, a man was shot.
“There have been a lot of shootings and stabbings and robberies, who knows. This part of town, I’ve seen it on the news, it’s a disgrace.
As much as these shootings have shaken the community, Gonzalez worries they’re not going anywhere.
“They’re not going to stop, it’s going to keep going. There’s going to be a day where you’re going to be sitting there and somebody’s going to get shot, and it’s going to be 12 years old or younger. That’s when the tables start to turn and people are finally going to get off their backs and start doing whatever they’re going to do. “
But he is hopeful that things will change.
“God bless the families here. God bless the kids here. I hope everyone does well.”
LPD has not yet made any arrests in all three shootings, but is actively investigating. WDBJ7 reached out to ask if LPD believes this week’s shootings are related to gang activity, but did not receive a response.
LPD is asking the community to be on the lookout for the “2021 Infiniti QX8 in Black.” On November 6, 2022, a vehicle of the same make and model was reported stolen to LPD. At the time the theft was reported, the vehicle displayed a Maryland license plate: 2TLW69.”
We will continue to update viewers as more information becomes available.
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