PETERSBURG, Va. – Police are searching for a suspect after a shooting in the 100 block of North Church Street in Petersburg Wednesday afternoon. The location of the shooting is about a block away from Blandford Academy, located at 816 E Bank St.
During the search for a suspect, officers secured the school to ensured student safety because of its proximity to the shooting scene. Classes were interrupted for about 20 minutes.
Police said they received a call for a man shot shortly before 2:30 p.m.
The victim received treatment at the scene and was flown to VCU Medical Center. His injuries are considered non-life-threatening.
There is no suspect description at this time. Police are still investigating the incident.
Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call Petersburg Dinwiddie Crime Solvers at 861-1212, text the key word “pdcash” plus your tip to 274637, or go to the website pdcrimesolvers.org to leave a webtip. If the information leads to an arrest, a cash reward will be given.
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