On February 24, 2023, just after 10:00 p.m., authorities responded to a distress call and discovered a young girl victim with grave injuries.
According to authorities, the shooting incident transpired on Friday night inside a residence situated in the 1400 block of Monroe Street.
Police have confirmed that the 12-year-old victim perished due to a gunshot wound to the abdomen that was not self-inflicted.
The victim was transported to Lynchburg General Hospital by Lynchburg Fire Dept. Medics, but sadly, she succumbed to a single gunshot wound and died the following morning.
LPD has not confirmed if they have apprehended a suspect but has affirmed that the community is not in danger at this time.
Anyone with knowledge regarding this occurrence is requested to contact Detective M. Scott at 434-455-6174 or Crime Stoppers at (888) 798-5900.