34 year old Lee David Lipps Killed in Pennington Gap

Virginia State Police are still investigating a homicide here in Pennington Gap that occurred Tuesday evening. Officers responded to the incident on Virginia Avenue after receiving calls of shots fired. The male victim perished just after being transferred to Lonesome Pine Hospital. His body has since been transferred to Roanoke for autopsy.
The Commonwealth’s Attorney had asked that the Virginia State Police take over and lead the investigation. The Virginia State Police  interviewed a Person of Interest  at their Norton apartment yesterday. Sources say that a gold 2003-2004 Toyota Avalon with a temporary Virginia license plate was recovered at the same location. The Person of Interest was take in for additional interrogation and possible involvement in the investigation.
The victim was Pennington Gap herb shop owner, 34 year old Lee David Lipps. Authorities are asking anyone with information about this shooting to please contact the VSP at 276-228-3131 or #77 on a cell phone, or by email at questions@vsp.virginia.gov

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