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Man found shot in Richmond neighborhood

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Posted at 7:47 AM, Mar 28, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-28 17:50:16-04

RICHMOND, Va. -- A man was found shot Tuesday morning along the 5700 block of Berrywood Road, according to a Richmond Police spokesperson.

The shooting victim suffered life threatening injuries, police said.

The shooting was first reported to police at about 6:40 a.m. in a neighborhood off Hull Street Road in South Richmond.

Neighbors reported hearing three to six gunshots.

"It was like boom boom," Melissa Argus described. "I thought that was mighty close, but I didn't pay attention."

Argus said she heard a man talking outside, but assumed it was her neighbors getting ready to leave for work. She later learned by officers that the voice was coming from the victim who was calling for help.

"The police said he told them he was at Orcutt Lane so they were looking for him," Argus said. "He didn't say Berrywood because this is Berrywood. That's why I heard the ambulance and police earlier before they got on this street."

Police eventually found the wounded man in the yard across from Argus' home of 15 years.

"He wasn't hollering he was just talking normal," she witnessed. "That's why if he had been hollering maybe I could've called for him some help, but he was just talking normal talk."

Detectives were returning to Argus' home to grab surveillance video that police told her shows a red car leaving the scene that may be connected to the shooting.

"I don't know whether he was walking here or that person dropped them off. I know the car from my camera is the car had stopped," Argus said.

She said a family was in the process of moving into the home where the man was found.

This is a developing story.

Anyone with information about the shooting was asked to call Crime Stoppers at 804-780-1000.

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