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Man in life-threatening condition after shooting inside Chesterfield Towne Center

Posted at 6:55 PM, Jun 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-23 23:55:14-04

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. -- One man was transported to the hospital with life-threatening injuries after a shooting inside Chesterfield Towne Center Tuesday evening.

Around 6 p.m., police received multiple calls about a fight that ended in gunfire.

Every entrance and exit to the Town Center was locked down as police and tactical teams did a store by store search and cleared the mall for forensics to do their part around 8 p.m.

"At 6:09 pm this afternoon, we got a call for a fight in progress,” said Maj. Mike Louth. “Somehow gunfire erupted. It resulted in one victim being taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries."

"Fortuitous for us that we've had many active shooter exercises here at Chesterfield Town Center over the years so officers responding had a really good idea of what to do when they arrived on scene,” said Louth.

Crime Insider sources tell Jon Burkett that the victim was shot in the food court. Those sources say multiple shots were fired.

A man was transported to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Investigators were on scene late into the evening.

"It's not where someone went in randomly,” Louth said. “It was between two people."

Police are still investigating and developing suspect information. Anyone with information regarding this incident should contact the Chesterfield County Police Department at 804-748-1251 or Crime Solvers at 804-748-0660 or through the P3 app.