Walnut Hill shooting victim is stable
17-year-old taken to VCU Health Center with multiple wounds; Petersburg Police investigating
PETERSBURG — Police said Friday that a teenager shot Thursday night in the Walnut Hill area is improving at a Richmond area hospital.
Petersburg Police Capt. Emmanuel Chambliss said they checked with doctors at VCU Health Center in Richmond Friday morning and were told that the 17-year-old victim has been upgraded to stable condition. He originally was taken there suffering what were thought to be life-threatening injuries.
"He is expected to make a full recovery from his injuries," Chambliss said.
The shooting took place shortly before 8 p.m. Thursday in the 300 block of Beauregard Avenue. Chambliss said when police responded, they found the victim in the 300 block of Greenwood Drive, not far from its intersection with Beauregard Avenue. Chambliss said the young man had been shot several times.
A rescue squad was able to stabilize the victim, and he was MedFlighted to VCU Health Center.
Chambliss said an investigation into the shooting is ongoing.
Anyone with information about it is encouraged to the Petersburg/Dinwiddie Crime Solvers at 804861-1212 or by sending a tip via the P3tips app, which can be downloaded to a mobile device.