People are looking for Malayshia Solomon, a 12-year-old girl who was shot on Monroe Street on February 24.
Hundreds gathered Wednesday night for a candlelight memorial in honor of a 12-year-old girl killed by gunshots.
The emphasis was on commemorating her life and coming together during this challenging moment.
Police have said they have interviewed everyone who was in the House at the time of the incident and are not looking for anyone else.
They claim to be in contact with Lynchburg’s Commonwealth’s Attorney to determine whether charges should be filed.
Who Was Malayshia Solomon? 12-Year-Old Shot To Death
On February 24, at 10:05 p.m., the Lynchburg Police Department responded to 1403 Monroe Street for a report of a 12-year-old girl who had been shot.
Authorities who arrived on the scene discovered the youngster lying on the floor of the home’s kitchen, being held by her mother, according to the warrants. It was also stated that she had a gunshot wound to the stomach.
The assault took place inside the home, according to the girl’s mother. A bullet casing was found near the girl on the floor, and a rifle was discovered in an adjacent area off the kitchen.
Another gun was discovered in the living room, according to the warrants, but it did not appear to be missing any bullets from the magazine.
The girl died at Lynchburg General Hospital shortly after the incident, according to the warrants, and a search of the residence was requested to recover the weapons and any other possible evidence.
According to One Community, One Voice, the victim is 12-year-old Malayshia Solomon. Her shot was not self-inflicted, according to police.
The organization confirmed to ABC13 that a vigil in her honor and in support of the family will be held on Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. at Dunbar Middle School.
Malayshia Solomon Obituary: Parents Mourn Her Death
Malayshia Lena Solomon died on Friday, February 24, 2023, at Lynchburg General Hospital. Karita Winston and Damien Solomon, both of Lynchburg, Virginia, survive her.
Her great-grandmother was Rosa Brown of Amherst, Virginia. The grandparents are Venetia Brown of Lynchburg, Virginia, James Winston of Covington, Virginia, Melvin Brown (Kim) of Lynchburg, Virginia, and Claudia Solomon (Gary) of Madison Heights, Virginia.
Malachi Dabney of Bedford, Virginia, Marquis and Marquel Solomon of Lynchburg, Virginia, as well as numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.
Malayshia was a lovely and intelligent young lady. She saw a bright future for herself.
She was very athletic and always on the go. Malayshia was always upbeat, and her smile brightened every place she went.
The family appreciates everyone’s prayers and support during this difficult time. Remember her as the upbeat young lady she was.
On Sunday, March 5, 2023, from 6 to 8 p.m., there will be a visitation at Tharp Funeral Home on Breezewood Drive in Lynchburg.
On Monday, March 6, 2023, at 1 p.m., a memorial service will be held at the Ramp Church International in Lynchburg, Virginia.