Man shot in face during Sandston carjacking

Posted at 3:03 PM, Jan 03, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-04 16:46:02-05

SANDSTON, Va. -- Police made an arrest in a violent carjacking, confirmed Lt. Garret, with Henrico Police. A man was shot in the face during a car jacking-robbery near the intersection of Old Williamsburg Road at Whiteside Court, law enforcement sources told Crime Insider Jon Burkett.

Police say around 12:50 p.m. officers responded to the 100 block of Scotch Pine Drive for a shooting. Officers located an adult male suffering from gunshot wounds. He was transported to VCU Medical Center with life threatening injuries.

"The investigation is ongoing and there is no suspect information at this time," Henrico Police spokesman Capt. Chris Eley said.

Crime insider sources say a white van believed to be the vehicle involved in the carjacking has been located abandoned on Defense Ave in Sandston. Police are still investigating that scene at this time.

Neighbors tell CBS 6 the van showed up in the neighborhood around 1:15 p.m., but they didn't see who came out of the vehicle.

Shooting investigation at Old Williamsburg Road at Whiteside Court in Sandston. (PHOTO: Jon Burkett)

Shooting investigation at Old Williamsburg Road at Whiteside Court in Sandston. (PHOTO: Jon Burkett)

The shooting and investigation impacted schools in the eastern Henrico community.

"First, all students are safe and our instructional day is proceeding on schedule. However, due to a situation in the community, our school has been advised by Henrico Police to keep students inside until the situation is resolved," a letter to parents of students at Seven Pines Elementary read. "The situation does not directly involve the school, but we are taking these steps as a precaution."

Schools have since resumed their normal schedules.

Anyone with information about the shooting was asked to call Henrico Police at 804-501-5000 or Crime Stoppers at 804-780-1000.

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