Family: Middle schooler shot outside home; cars, home hit by bullets in Richmond

Family: Middle schooler shot outside home; cars, home hit by bullets in Richmond
(Source: NBC12)

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - A typical Sunday evening turned violent on Richmond’s southside, after a 14-year-old boy was shot in a drive-by shooting.

Police responded to the 900 block of Hill Top Drive just after 9:30 p.m., to the boy suffering a gunshot wound. He was taken to the hospital with a possible life-threatening injury.

Police say several cars and the home were hit by gunfire during the shooting.

No suspect information is available at this time.

The victim’s sister, who asked to remain anonymous, says her eighth grade brother attends Elkhardt-Thompson Middle School. He’s now in stable condition at the hospital. The bullet passed through his torso and went through his lung and neck, hitting soft tissue

The sister said the boy and his friend were standing outside of their house when a car drove by and someone inside opened fire, unloading at least five bullets.

The incident remains under investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 804-780-1000.

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