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Suspect on the loose after shooting near Petersburg school

Posted at 5:55 PM, May 04, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-04 18:01:52-04

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 to leave a webtip. If the information leads to an arrest, a cash reward will be given.

This is a developing story. Anyone with additional information can submit a news tip here.