Wal­nut Hill shoot­ing vic­tim is sta­ble

17-year-old taken to VCU Health Cen­ter with mul­ti­ple wounds; Peters­burg Po­lice in­ves­ti­gat­ing

The Progress-Index Weekend - - FRONT PAGE - Staff Re­port

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.

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