Longwood student shoots friend while showing gun

Posted at 11:32 PM, Sep 15, 2013
and last updated 2013-09-16 02:15:13-04

FARMVILLE, Va. (WTVR) – Authorities are investigating a shooting that happened near Longwood University Sunday evening .

Officers were dispatched to the 500 block of High Street around 8 p.m. after they received a 911 call.

Officials said Jacob E. Richardson, a 22-year-old Longwood student, was showing a friend his gun when it discharged.

Kathleen N. Battle, a 21-year-old Longwood student, suffered a gunshot wound to the leg.

Battle was taken to Centra Southside Community Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Farmville police are investigating the shooting.