Richmond police make arrest in Tuesday rush-hour shooting

Richmond police make arrest in Tuesday rush-hour shooting
Mekyle Purnell was charged with attempted murder and use of a firearm in commission of a felony.

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Richmond police arrested a man in a rush-hour shooting that occurred Tuesday.

Police said the call for a shooting came in at 5:22 p.m. in the 400 block of Westover Hills Boulevard.

A man was found with a gunshot wound and was transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Witnesses said two black men were seen fleeing the area on foot.

Mekyle Purnell, 27, who lives on the same block where the shooting took place, was charged with attempted murder and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (804) 780-1000.

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