Chesterfield Police identify teenager killed in morning double shooting

1 dead, 1 with life-threatening injuries in Chesterfield double shooting
A school bus was near Thursday's double shooting. (Source: NBC12)
A school bus was near Thursday's double shooting. (Source: NBC12)

CHESTERFIELD, VA (WWBT) - An L.C. Bird High School student was injured in a shooting Thursday morning at a Chesterfield apartment complex that also left another person dead.

Police say the double shooting happened in the 4100 block of Mallard Landing Circle around 8 a.m.

Witnesses say one of the victims ran from the scene and collapsed with a gunshot wound in front a school bus that was headed to Bailey Bridge Middle School. The other victim was seen face down and unresponsive at the apartment complex.

Police later identified the deceased as 17-year-old Chase Harris. Harris was pronounced dead at the scene.

The second victim, who collapsed in front of the bus, was transported to VCU Medical Center with life-threatening injuries.

Bird's Principal Laura Hebert sent an email to parents Thursday afternoon about the shooting:

Hello, this is Laura Hebert, principal of Bird High School.  I know you don't usually hear from me this time of day, so first and foremost, your child is safe and is not in trouble.  However, I do have news that could impact your child and wanted to share it with you prior to your child arriving home.

Bailey Bridge MS Principal Kume Goranson also sent a message to parents:

"I want to share with you that this morning an incident occurred in the Mallard Cove community at a time when some Bailey Bridge Middle students were boarding their bus.  This also impacted transportation for a small number of Providence Elementary buses. School administration is working closely with Chesterfield Police and with the families of students who may have seen police activity.  As you talk with your student, please do not hesitate to contact our school for information on the available student support services."

Police say they are not seeking any suspects at this time.

The investigation is ongoing, but police say the shooting appears to be drug related.

Anyone with any information should call Chesterfield Police at 804-748-1251 or Crime Solvers at 804-748-0660.

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