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14-year-old boy shot in Hopewell community

Posted at 11:24 PM, Jan 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-17 12:03:02-05

HOPEWELL, Va. -- A 14-year-old Hopewell boy suffered non-life threatening injuries in a Wednesday evening shooting. Police were called to the Thomas Rolfe Court Apartments at about 7:30 p.m.

"Upon arrival, officers located a 14-year-old victim who had sustained a non-life threatening gunshot wound to the upper torso/arm,"
Hopewell Police Lt. Paul Intravia said. "Emergency medical personnel responded to the scene and the victim was subsequently transported to the Southside Regional Medical Center for further treatment."

The boy was shot in the shoulder while on the train tracks that run behind the community, according to Crime Insider sources.

A preliminary investigation revealed the boy was walking in the 800 block of Elm Street when he encountered the shooter and was shot after a brief conversation.

The shooter was described as a black male, between 6’1-6’3, with a medium build and a goatee. He was last seen wearing dark colored clothing.

This is a developing story. Witnesses can send news tips, photos, and video here.

The Hopewell Police Department is requesting that any person(s) who may have witnessed the shooting, were traveling in and/or around the area at the time or have any information to provide, contact Lead Detective Mark Polumbo of the Hopewell Criminal Investigations Unit at (804) 541-2284. Additionally, any person(s) who have information on this or any other crime occurring in the City of Hopewell may contact the Hopewell Prince George Crimesolvers hotline in Hopewell at (804) 541-2202. You can also provide a tip anonymously via the P3tips app.