Man shot in parking deck

By Sunni Blevins

Posted by Shawn Maclauchlan

HENRICO, VA (WWBT) - A man was shot in a Short Pump parking deck around 1:00 A.M. Sunday morning in West Broad Village.

The victim was grazed by a bullet and luckily received only non-life threatening injuries.

Police say the man was leaving the new Dave and Buster's restaurant when the group he was with was shot at.

People who frequent West Broad Village are glad he'll be okay but are now shocked and scared by a violent crime in a typically crime-free area.

"That's unexpected. You know, I wouldn't expect something like that to happen in this area," said Short Pump resident John Etters. "It caught me off guard, I was completely surprised."

Etters has lived in short pump for nearly a decade. He thinks and hopes this incident is a one-time incident.

"I would expect it to be a random case. I wouldn't expect something like that to happen too often around here," said Etters.

Some others were not as surprised about the shooting.

Chris Wilcher lives in Fredericksburg but frequents the Short Pump area to visit family and friends. While police are still investigating the motive in the shooting, Wilcher suspects robbery could have fueled the violence.

"As bad as the economy is getting, people are just looking where money is," said Wilcher. "A case of wrong place, wrong time. It's sad to say, but unfortunately, until things get better, you are going to see more and more of that, so you've got to be a lot more street smart and cautious of where you are going now."

It is advice anyone can benefit from.

Anyone with information that could help solve this crime should call Henrico police, 501-5000.

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