RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — A spokesperson with the Richmond Police Department has confirmed a child was shot in the city this morning.
Officers responded to the 1900 block of Raven Street in Richmond’s East End for a report of a shooting at 9:43 a.m.
Upon their arrival, officers reportedly found a 3-year-old boy — who had been brought to the walkway of an apartment complex by family members — with an apparent gunshot wound.
A nurse who lives in the area told 8News that she and her daughter took action to help the boy while they waited for EMS to arrive.
“As I got close, I seen the blood and the bullet holes and stuff, so [my daughter] ran to the house to get something for me to apply pressure to it, and we was checking his pulse and everything to make sure he was still breathing,” said the woman. “And then that’s when the ambulance came.”
The boy was taken to a nearby hospital with an injury that is no longer considered life-threatening.
At this time, police believe the boy was “injured accidentally while in the apartment.” Detectives are not currently looking for any suspects as the investigation continues.
Anyone with information about this shooting is encouraged to contact Major Crimes Detective D. Davenport at 804-646-4494.