amherst county sheriffs office logo 05-16From The Amherst County Sheriff’s Office: The Amherst County Sheriff’s Office is actively investigating a shooting that occurred around 5:00 pm this evening. Investigators responded to Lynchburg General Hospital after the victim, Justin Braswell, 27 of Madison Heights, was transported their by personal vehicle after being shot on Coolwell Rd. in Madison Heights.

Braswell’s wounds are non-life threatening, but he has been admitted to Lynchburg General Hospital for observation.

A suspect has not been identified, but was seen leaving the area in a 2004 Silver Chevrolet four door.

If you have any information related to this incident please contact the Sheriff’s Office at 434-946-9300, or you can remain anonymous by contacting Central Virginia Crime Stoppers at 1- 888-798-5900.