Police charge man in shooting near Petersburg apartment

Police charge man in shooting near Petersburg apartment
Sheldon Epps Jr. with reckless handling of a firearm, malicious wounding and discharge of a firearm in a public place. (Source: Petersburg Police)
Sheldon Epps Jr. with reckless handling of a firearm, malicious wounding and discharge of a firearm in a public place. (Source: Petersburg Police)

PETERSBURG, VA (WWBT) - Petersburg Police have made an arrest following a shooting that sent one person to the hospital on Tuesday.

Police have charged Sheldon Epps Jr. with reckless handling of a firearm, malicious wounding and discharge of a firearm in a public place.

The shooting happened around 7 p.m. in the 400 block of Roberts Avenue, near the Jessie Lee Apartments.

Police say the victim suffered a non-life-threatening gunshot wound and was taken to South Regional Medical Center for treatment.

Police have not released any information on any suspects or what led to the shooting at this time.

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