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Teenager shot in leg flees Petersburg scene on moped

Posted at 3:49 PM, Aug 11, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-11 17:10:54-04

PETERSBURG, Va. -- A teenager was wounded in a shooting in Petersburg, Thursday afternoon.

Police received a call about a victim in the 100 block of  Tabb Street, near City Hall, around 3:30 p.m. on August 11.

Petersburg Police said that the fourteen-year-old boy was shot on Harding Street in an area known as The Heights.

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They said the teen jumped on the back of a moped that traveled downtown.

The moped turned onto Tabb Street, and the teen got off the moped because he was bleeding so badly, according to police.

Bystanders called 911.

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The teen was taken to Southside Regional Medical Center, where police plan to interview him.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to contact Crime Solvers at (804) 861 - 1212.