UPDATE: Two of the men who were shot at the Timbers Apartments in Lynchburg last week now face charges. 25-year-old Ardrius Kendrick Dews and 23-year-old Markeem Devante Dance were among four people shot when police say two groups of people fired at each other in the parking lot. Both men are both charged with malicious wounding, possession of a gun by a convicted felon, and numerous other gun charges. Both remain hospitalized and will be taken to jail once they’re released. Another man, 22-year-old Delante Lee Pannell was arrested last week. The two other people who were shot have been treated and released. 

Here is more information from Lynchburg Police:

[UPDATE 2] Additional suspects charged in connection with the Malicious Wounding at The Timbers Apartments 

On January 20, 2023 two additional suspects were charged in connection with this incident.  Both of these suspects continue to receive treatment at Lynchburg General Hospital, for injuries sustained during this incident.  They have been charged as follows: 

Ardrius Kendrick Dews, 25, of Lynchburg, has been charged with Malicious Wounding (two counts), Use of a Firearm in the Commission of a Felony, Possess Firearm by a Convicted Felon, Shooting into an Occupied Vehicle, Reckless Handling of a Firearm, and Discharging a Firearm in the City of Lynchburg. 

Markeem Devante Dance, 23, of Lynchburg, has been charged with Malicious Wounding (two counts), Use of a Firearm in the Commission of a Felony, Possess Firearm by a Convicted Felon, Shooting into an Occupied Vehicle, Reckless Handling of a Firearm, and Discharging a Firearm in the City of Lynchburg.  

When these suspects are released from the hospital, they will be transported to the Blue Ridge Regional Jail. 

The investigation remains ongoing, any additional information will be provided as an update to this news release. 

UPDATE: A Lynchburg man is under arrest in connection with a shooting at the Timbers Apartments that left four people injured Wednesday night. 22-year-old Delante Lee Pannell is charged with two counts of Malicious Wounding and two counts of use of a Firearm in the Commission of a Felony. A man and a woman who were shot have been released from the hospital. Two men are in serious but stable condition. Police questioned three people, but Pannell is the only one who’s been arrested. 


 

EARLIER: Four people were injured –two of them critically – in a shooting at the Timbers Apartments in Lynchburg last night. Police say two groups were shooting at each other in the parking lot around 9:30. Police found two of the victims there; two others fled in a car but called 911 not far away in the parking lot next to Joe Beans on Linkhorne Drive. Police questioned three people but haven’t arrested anyone. They say this was an isolated incident. 

Here is the complete news release from Lynchburg Police:

Malicious Wounding at The Timbers Apartments 


LYNCHBURG, Va. – The Lynchburg Police Department (LPD) is investigating a malicious wounding incident that occurred at The Timbers Apartments, last night.   

On January 18, 2023, at 9:27 p.m., LPD officers were called to 3320 Old Forest Road, The Timbers Apartments, for reports of shots fired. While officers were responding to the scene, a 911 caller reported someone had been shot.  

Initial investigation indicates that two groups of people were shooting at each other in a parking lot at the apartments.  Two subjects, one adult male and one adult female fled the scene in a vehicle, later calling 911 from the 2800-block of Linkhorne Drive.  Both subjects had been struck by gunfire at The Timbers Apartments.  They were transported by Lynchburg Fire Department (LFD) medics to Lynchburg General Hospital (LGH), for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.  

Two additional subjects were also struck by gunfire during this incident.  They were located at the scene of the shooting, The Timbers Apartments.  Both subjects are adult males and were transported by LFD medics to LGH for treatment of serious injuries. They are listed in critical condition.       

LPD Criminal Investigations and Forensic Units responded to assist with the investigation.  

Three additional subjects have been detained by LPD for questioning, however no arrests have been made as of the time of this release. 

This appears to be an isolated incident and LPD is not seeking any suspects, at this time.   

The investigation is active and ongoing, any additional information will be provided as an update to this news release.    

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Det. Davis at (434) 455-6166 or Crime Stoppers at (888) 798-5900. Enter a tip online at http://p3tips.com or use the P3 app on a mobile device.