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7-year-old boy, man shot in Richmond drive-by shooting

The suspect vehicle is a silver-colored, newer model Hyundai Sante Fe w/NY tags. (Source: Richmond Police) The suspect vehicle is a silver-colored, newer model Hyundai Sante Fe w/NY tags. (Source: Richmond Police)
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RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) -

Two people, including a seven-year-old boy, were shot in a drive-by shooting Thursday evening in Richmond's East End, according to police.

Officers received a call around 7:49 p.m. for a person shot at the intersection of U and North 22nd streets.

When they arrived on the scene, they found out that a man and his son were shot. Both victims have non-life-threatening injuries. 

Richmond police Chief Durham says the father and son were at a bus stop.

"We need the community's help on this," said Chief Durham. "Another child, another victim, just sitting at a bus stop, and somebody decides to ride by and fire rounds off."

Police say the suspect's vehicle is a silver-colored, newer model Hyundai Sante Fe with New York tags.

With the recent violence in the city, Chief Durham is asking for the community to help bring about change.

"Middle of the night, during the day, we are responding to violent crimes, especially with folks who have been shot in this city, and it should be unacceptable," explained Durham. "And folks are tired, my police officers, folks in the community."

Richmond police are asking anyone with information about the shooting to contact Crime Stoppers at 804-780-1000.

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