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Northside teenager accidentally shot himself in the leg

Posted at 10:42 PM, Mar 24, 2015
and last updated 2015-03-25 00:25:07-04

RICHMOND, Va. -- Gunshots rang out in Northside just after 10 p.m. Tuesday.

Police later determined that the 17-year-old  shot himself in the leg. He has been taken to VCU Medical for surgery. His injuries are not life-threatening.

Police had parts of the 3100 block of Enslow Avenue taped off as they investigate. The teen lived a few blocks northeast of Hotchkiss Park in the Highland Park part of the city.

This is a developing story.