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Boy found shot behind Henrico shopping center; teen in custody

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Posted at 5:16 PM, Apr 07, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-08 08:19:31-04

RICHMOND, Va. -- Police said a teenager has been arrested after a boy was found shot behind a shopping center in Henrico County Wednesday afternoon.

Dispatchers received a 911 call about a shooting in the 1500 block of N. Parham Road just after 2:40 p.m.

"Police quickly arrived and identified two juveniles involved," Lt. M. C. Pecka with Henrico Police said.

Officials said the teen was taken to an area hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening.

Pecka said a teenager at the scene was detained and has since been taken to the Henrico Sheriff's Office.

"Police sought petitions for malicious wounding, use of a firearm in the commission of a felony, and underage possession of a firearm," said Lt. Pecka.

Because of his age, the Henrico Police Division cannot disclose his identity.

If you saw what happened, or have information that could help investigators, call Henrico Police at 804-501-5000 or Crime Stoppers at 780-1000. You may remain anonymous.

This is a developing story, so anyone with more information can email newstips@wtvr.com to send a tip.