Teen charged in accidental shooting on Jeff Davis Highway

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Richmond Police have a teenage male in custody in connection with the accidental shooting of a female he knew this afternoon on Jefferson Davis Highway.

The shooting happened at 12:49 p.m. and officers were on scene at 12:51 p.m. in the 3200 block of Jefferson Davis Highway.

The victim was taken to VCU Medical Center with life-threatening injuries.

The teen has initially been charged with misdemeanor reckless handling of a firearm, misdemeanor minor in possession of a firearm and felony unlawful discharging of a firearm in a vehicle. Additional charges may be are pending.

Thanks to officers' quick response and regular patrol in the area, the teen was quickly caught and the victim was rushed to the hospital.

Anyone with any information about this crime is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 780-1000.

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