Listen: Lynchburg Police say Jessie Paige death is related to series of drug and gang-related shooting incidents

Jessie Paige (Photo courtesy WDBJ7)

Jessie Paige (Photo courtesy WDBJ7)

Lynchburg Police say the weekend shooting death of 16-year-old Jessie Paige is connected to a series of several other shooting incidents going back to last March. Lynchburg Police Captain Ryan Zuidema says all those incidents are drug and gang-related, and all are targeted attacks between specific groups and specific people. Zuidema says there is no threat to the community at large, but police are nonetheless concerned that an innocent citizen might become the victim of further incidents. WLNI’s Evan Jones has more:

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Here are Captain Zuidema and Commonwealth’s Attorney Michael Doucette at today’s news conference:

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