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Man shot outside VCU residence hall

Posted at 5:16 AM, Mar 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-25 10:00:51-04

RICHMOND, Va. -- VCU Police are searching for the person involved in a drive-by shooting outside a university residence hall.

"Richmond Police and VCU Police received the report of a shooting at West Cary and North Laurel Streets," the university sent students in a Monday morning alert. "Upon arrival, officers located a male that had been shot. Witnesses reported that a black four-door sedan had driven by and an occupant of that vehicle shot the victim. Police have increased patrols in the area."

VCU confirmed the shooting victim was not a student. The victim's wounds were considered non-life threatening, according to investigators.

Police provided a vague description of the suspect as a black male wearing a white shirt.

Richmond Police are leading the investigation.

"VCU Police would like to remind students, in particular, to keep personal safety in mind," the alert continued. "There are certain things you need to be aware of when living in an urban environment. Crimes may occur in our community, and the best defense is to be prepared and to take responsibility for your own safety and for that of your friends and fellow students."

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

Anyone with information pertaining to this, or any crime, can contact the VCU Police Department 24/7. For emergencies, call (804) 828-1234. For non-emergency tips, call (804) 828-1196. Off-campus emergencies in the City of Richmond can be reported by calling, or texting, 911. (Call if you can, text if you can’t.)