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12-year-old Malayshia Solomon dies after shooting on Monroe Street in Lynchburg

Police also continue to communicate with the Lynchburg Commonwealth’s Attorney to determine if charges are appropriate.

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.

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The police have not provided any details regarding the circumstances surrounding the shooting incident.


Virgil Mack, her 28-year-old roommate, has been charged in connection with her death.