Four wounded when shots ring out in Richmond’s Gilpin Court

Posted at 6:04 PM, Apr 19, 2015
and last updated 2015-04-19 18:43:56-04

RICHMOND, Va. – Police said four people were shot in Richmond’s Gilpin Court public housing neighborhood Sunday afternoon.

Richmond Police Chief Alfred Durham confirmed the shooting happened around 3:45 p.m. in the 200 block of West Hill Street.

Officials said that one person was struck in the back, two of the victims were shot in the leg and one victim was grazed by a bullet. Additionally, officers said that several people ran away from the incident.

Durham said that the victims' injuries are not life-threatening.

“From my understanding, there was a shooter – separate -- who ran away,” Durham said. “Someone out here saw something, no doubt about it . There were quite a few people out here that started running when the gunshots rang out.”

Police, who have not yet released a description of the suspect, urged anyone who saw something to come forward.

“If you’ve seen something, please help us," Durham said. "This is your community and we’re trying to make your community safe.”

If you have information that could help investigators, call Crime Stoppers at 804-780-1000.