HENRICO COUNTY, Va. — The teenage driver found shot inside a car in Henrico’s East End early Friday morning has died, according to police.
Police were called to the 1300 Block of Old Bronze Dive for a report of shots being fired around 12 a.m.
"Officers located a juvenile male in the driver’s seat of a vehicle suffering from multiple gunshot wounds," a Henrico Police spokesperson said. "Officers initiated life-saving measures until Fire and EMS units transported the teen to an area hospital where he succumbed to his injuries."
The victim is a 17-year-old boy, Crime Insider sources told Jon Burkett.
A passenger in the vehicle was unharmed, according to police.
A resident, who spoke with Burkett on the condition of anonymity, said the violence happened just feet from her front door.
"I was sitting on the couch getting ready to take my bath and I just heard [gunfire] and then we heard this revving sound," the neighbor said.
That revving came when the 17-year-old victim’s foot caught on the accelerator after he was shot multiple times, including a wound to the head, according to Crime Insider sources.
The 17-year-old was no longer enrolled in schools in Henrico County and was out on parole from the Department of Juvenile Justice, Crime Insider sources said.
"Everybody coming out like what happened...we don't know, “ a neighbor said. “At that time of night, we are going to bed. A majority of us work, so we have got to get rest. How do you get rest when you got gunshots going off?”
Forensics and detectives worked into the early morning hours gathering evidence.
"This is still an active investigation and details are limited as investigators attempt to identify a suspect and motive for this shooting," police said.
If you have information that could help, call Detective M. Rosser with Henrico Police at 804-501-5247 or Crime Stoppers 804-780-1000.
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