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Man shot outside Shockoe Bottom club

Posted at 8:40 AM, Sep 29, 2013
and last updated 2013-09-29 19:00:40-04

RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) --Police said a man was shot outside a club in Richmond's Shockoe Bottom early Sunday morning.

It happened outside the Kingdom nightclub near Walnut Alley around 12:25 a.m.

The victim suffered life-threatening injuries and was taken to VCU Medical Center by a private individual.

CBS 6 talked to the manager of Kingdom off camera Sunday afternoon. He said there was a fight outside of the nightclub and believes the shooting stemmed from the argument.

He said he saw two people being detained by police.

Those that work and live in the Shockoe Bottom area say violence is expected because it's a city.

Alec Falsone who works nearby said there is usually police presence and he didn't think anything of it when he saw flashing police lights late Saturday night.

"I thought somebody had just gotten into a fight and that was it. That's what normally happens," he said.

Falsone told CBS 6's Chelsea Rarrick he doesn't think the shooting will affect businesses in the area. But, he said it should be a reminder to always stay on alert, especially at night.

"As long as you're smart and safe and have a good head on your shoulders you shoudn't have an issue with it whatsoever," he said.

Police are still trying to find leads of a suspect.

Call Crime Stoppers at 804-780-1000 if you have any information regarding this shooting.