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Man shot in West End

HENRICO, VA (WWBT) - A shooting in a West End neighborhood sends one man to the hospital Sunday afternoon.

Neighbors on Harrison Avenue, not far from Broad Street, described the shooting as a spray of bullets.  Now they're worried about their safety.

Police say the shooter and the victim were both gone by the time they arrived.

The victim was dropped off at St. Mary's Hospital. He's expected to be okay.

Neighbors are not happy to see this kind of violence creeping into their neighborhood.

Police spent the afternoon talking with neighbors and scouring the front yards of several homes along Harrison Avenue.

Tiffany Shelton was washing dishes when the gunfire broke out in her front yard.

"A bullet don't have a name on it at all," Shelton said.  "That could have been my baby that got shot or me or somebody else's child around the neighborhood."

She says she peaked out the door after hearing someone had been shot. Moments later more gunshots rang out and she quickly closed the door and dropped to the floor.

"Nobody need that around their neighborhood, especially not like this," she said.  "It's just crazy. People come around here and start stuff and try to take it over without and whatever and they need to realize children is out here and older people too."

People that live in this area say they heard somewhere between ten and twenty shots fired before the shooter got away.

Quamanie Latney just returned to Henrico from New York City when he found police cars and crime scene tape all around his mom's neighborhood. He says he's seen enough - he now wants to move his mom out of the neighborhood.

"I definitely don't think it's a safe neighborhood," said Latney.  "You know, two little brothers and a little sister, and all three of them were out here playing at the time so they had to run and it could have been one of them that got hit."

Police say the victim should be OK.  

If you have any information that could help investigators, call Henrico Police at 501-5000.

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