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Longtime gas station patron shocked by Henrico fatal shooting

Posted at 12:30 AM, Dec 17, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-17 00:30:04-05

HENRICO COUNTY, Va. -- Police said the man shot near a gas station on Mechanicsville Turnpike Friday night has died.

Video from the scene showed a heavy police presence at the Exxon station in the 2300 block of Mechanicsville Turnpike near the Henrico County-Richmond City line.

Crime Insider sources said someone got out of a car and shot the man around 11 p.m.

Solmon Bradley

Solmon Bradley

A longtime customer of the Exxon station said he is shocked to hear about the violence.

"It's a big concern for everybody who lives around here," Solmon Bradley said. "We're not going to stop shopping where we go and get gas, we are just going to support and pray for the best."

Wayne Moe

Wayne Moe

Wayne Moe, the owner of Stuart's Fresh Catch, which is across from the Exxon, said the violence needs to stop.

"It's sad, but unfortunately this happens everywhere," Moe said. "It happens all over town and all over the country really."

Investigators have not yet released the victim’s name nor what lead up to the shooting.

No additional details were available at last check.