Police: 51-year-old dies in weekend Lynchburg shooting

Ricky Johnson, Sr. (Photo provided by family)

LYNCHBURG, Va. (WSET) -- Lynchburg Police are investigating a shooting in Diamond Hill that left a 51-year-old dead on Sunday.

Police said officers responded to Fillmore Street near 17th Street around 11:15 p.m. where they found a man suffering from gunshot wounds.

LPD said the Lynchburg Fire Department was called to the scene to help, but the victim, identified as Ricky Johnson, Sr., of Lynchburg, died from his injuries on the scene.

A family member said Johnson, Sr. was a father to three kids, a grandfather, and a kind-hearted man who didn't bother anyone.

Police said this is an active and ongoing investigation.

Anyone with information regarding this crime, be it witnessing individuals leaving the area, arguing outside, or anything you believe to be pertinent to this case is asked to contact Detective T.C. Barley at (434) 455-6162 or call Crime Stoppers at 1-888-798-5900.

You can also submit a web tip online here or text “CVCS” plus your message to 274637.

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