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Man shot after fight breaks out at party near VCU

Posted at 1:31 PM, Sep 10, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-10 18:55:03-04

RICHMOND, Va. -- Richmond police are investigating after a man was shot near VCU's main campus early Sunday morning.

VCU issued a campus-wide alert just before 12:45 a.m. stating there were reports of a shooting in the 100 block of South Cherry Street.

"Go/Stay indoors. Avoid area. Police on scene," the alert stated.

VCU Police said a fight broke out at a party at home "that culminated in gunfire" just after 12:30 a.m.

Richmond police said officers found a man suffering from a gunshot wound.

The victim was taken to an area hospital with injures that were described as not life-threatening.

Police are searching for a suspect described as a black male about 5 feet 11 inches tall with dreadlocks. He was last seen wearing a black t-shirt and blue jeans.

As a result of the incident, officials said Richmond and VCU Police are stepping up patrols.

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