Lynchburg PoliceFrom Lynchburg Police Department: On July 10, 2016, at 1337 hours the Lynchburg Police Department responded to the 800-block of Polk Street to investigate a report that someone had been shot.  Once on the scene, officers located the victim, Corey M. Barbour a 31 year-old male from Lynchburg, who had been shot several times in the torso. The victim was transported to the Lynchburg General Hospital for treatment. Barbour is listed in critical condition.

The suspect in this incident is described as B/M armed with a handgun, wearing black shorts and black shirt. The suspect fled the scene on foot headed toward 9th Street between Polk Street and Jackson Street. The suspect fled with three other B/M’s two of which were involved in a physical altercation with the victim at the time of the shooting.

The motive for the shooting is still under investigation at this time. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Detective R.G. Miller at (434) 455-6160 or call Crime Stoppers at 1-888-798-5900.