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Woman shot Monday morning just off Monroe Park campus

Posted at 11:53 AM, Dec 11, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-11 12:50:42-05

RICHMOND, Va. -- Police responded to a shooting just off the VCU Monroe Park campus just before noon Monday.

Richmond Police said that the call came in around 11:37 a.m. for a person shot. Officers found an adult female shot with non-life threatening injuries.

A witness said that someone entered a residence and shot a woman.

An alert notified people that VCU Police were responding to a shooting in the 400 block of Gilmer Street., which is north of Broad Street -- right at Marshall Street. The VCU alert also requested that people on campus stay indoors and avoid the area, though 30 minutes later another alert was sent which said to resume normal activity.

The area is near the VCU Art Depot, VCU parking and the Broad and Belvidere residential housing.

An initial description was given that said the suspect carried a back pack, light-colored pants and a dark-colored shirt.

This is a developing story.

***All initial reports from VCU Police were that the shooting occurred on campus. Technically, the shooting occurred a few homes over from where the VCU core campus jurisdiction ends.