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Witnesses: East End shooting victim yelled, ‘Help me, I’m dying’

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Posted at 12:24 PM, May 18, 2014
and last updated 2014-05-18 22:22:36-04

RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) -- Police are investigating a shooting that happened Sunday morning in Richmond's East End.

According to Richmond police, crews received a call around 10:40 a.m. for a report of a person shot in the 1400 block of Coalter Street.

When officers arrived, they found an adult male suffering from a gunshot wound to the torso.

Officials said the victim's injuries are life threatening and that he was transported to VCU Medical Center.

Witnesses told CBS 6 reporter Jake Burns that they heard a gunshot and then spotted the victim stumble and yell, "Help me, I'm dying."

At this time there is no suspect description.

Police ask anyone with information to call Crime Stoppers at 804-780-1000.

Stay with CBS 6 News and WTVR.com for updates on this story.