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Police rule shooting near Richmond, Henrico line as accidental

Posted at 11:25 PM, May 23, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-24 00:17:41-04

HENRICO COUNTY, Va. – Police say a shooting near the Richmond and Henrico line Tuesday night was accidental.

Henrico police said they received a call for a shooting around 10:39 p.m. near the 360 Express Mart located at the intersection of Cool Lane and Mechanicsville Turnpike.

When officers arrived to the scene they located a victim suffering from a gunshot wound. They have been transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

“After further investigation, it was determined this was an accidental, self-inflicted gunshot wound,” police said.

Both Henrico and Richmond police responded to the scene since it’s near the county/city line. Police said there is no threat to the Cool Lane area, and there are no suspects being sought.

Anyone with information regarding this offense is asked to contact Henrico Police at (804) 501-5000 or Crime Stoppers at (804) 780-1000. Citizens can also text Crime Stoppers at 274637, using the key word “ITip” followed by their tip.  Both Crime Stoppers methods are anonymous.