E.C. Glass community mourns after one student is killed, another critically wounded

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The E.C. Glass High School community is in mourning today after a soon-to-graduate senior was fatally shot last night, and another student was critically wounded. 18-year-old Dre’yon Browley and the second student were shot at the Meadows apartments not far from the school. Police say a suspect was arrested in Campbell County about three hours after the shooting. He is not yet 18, so his name is not being released. WLNI’s Janet Rose has more:

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FROM LYNCHBURG POLICE : On May 16, 2019 at 7:30 pm Lynchburg Police Officers were dispatched to 2315 Yorktown Ave, The Meadows Apartments for a report of malicious wounding. Callers stated that two people had been shot behind the 400 building. When officers arrived on scene, they located two adult males both suffering from gunshot wounds. Officers provided first aid until Lynchburg Fire Department medics arrived in an attempt to provide life saving measures. Both individuals were transported to the Lynchburg General Hospital. Victim # 1: Dre’yon Ty’Shean Browley, 18 year old resident of Lynchburg later succumbed to his injuries.Victim # 2: An 18 year old male resident of Lynchburg is being treated at Lynchburg General Hospital for serious injuries. He is listed in critical but stable condition.LPD Criminal Investigations and Forensics units responded to assist in the investigation. Leads were quickly developed as a result of cooperation by the community.

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Charlottesville judge explains Confederate statue ruling

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Northam announces “Virginia is For Learners” Education initiative

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Three wounded during shooting in Bedford County; suspect in custody following standoff

UPDATE: Law enforcement has taken the suspect into custody following short standoff

 

From Bedford County Sheriff’s Office: At 11:30 p.m. Monday night, Bedford County 911 received a call from Shepherd Lane reporting gun shots. Law enforcement responded and found three people outside of the residence with what appeared to be non life-threatening injuries. All three individuals were transported to a hospital. The suspect barricaded himself in the residence. At this time law enforcement has the shooter contained in the home and negotiations have begun with him.

Dawgs avoid elimination to force Game 3 against Birmingham

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Former VA Gov McAuliffe not running for President in 2020.

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Kaine says fixing the individual health insurance market is key to improving healthcare in U.S.

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Authorities searching for missing Pittsylvania County teen

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