A 52-year-old man was injured in a shooting in Richmond early this morning, police Lt. Bisa French said. Police received an alert from the city’s ShotSpotter gunshot. detection system around 12:40 a.m. about a possible shooting in the 2600 block of Cutting Boulevard. When officers arrived, they found the victim, a Richmond resident, suffering from a gunshot wound.
He was taken to a hospital and is expected to survive, French said. On the way to the scene, one officer spotted a vehicle leaving the area and pulled it over. One of the car’s occupants, believed to be the shooter, ran from the vehicle and eluded officers.
He was described as a black man in his 20s with long dreadlocks, French said. The driver, a 56-year-old Richmond resident, was arrested on an unrelated warrant. Investigators believe there was some kind of confrontation between the victim and the shooter just before the shooting, French said.
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