News to know for Aug. 20: Severe evening storms; Hit-and-run assault near VCU; Chamberlayne shooting

News to know for Aug. 20

RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - It’s Tuesday, and there’s a lot of news to know today!

Severe storms possible

Tuesday is a First Alert Weather Day, with severe storms likely between 6 p.m. and midnight.

High temperatures will be in the mid 90s.

Download the NBC12 Weather App for an hour-by-hour forecast.

First Alert Weather Day Tuesday with strong or severe storms late in the day

Hit-and-run assault near VCU

Following a verbal argument, the victim said the suspect got into his vehicle and struck the victim, causing injury.

The male suspect was last seen in a silver station wagon, or mini-van, driving south on South Belvidere Street.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact the VCU Police Department at 804-828-1234, or 804-828-1196 for non-emergency tips.

Chamberlayne Parkway shooting

Richmond police are investigating a shooting that left a man injured just after midnight.

Police responded to the 1000 block of Chamberlayne Parkway for a shooting at approximately 12:02 a.m. They found an adult male suffering from an apparent gunshot wound on scene.

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

Escaped prisoner search

Richmond police are searching for a prisoner who escaped a police vehicle Monday afternoon in the Carver neighborhood.

The prisoner, Ameer Ali, is described as a light-skinned male with short hair and a beard, last seen wearing a blue shirt and blue jeans.

If you see him, call 911 immediately and do not approach him.

Police search for escaped prisoner in Richmond

LGBTQ mural defaced

Police are investigating after a driver was caught doing doughnuts on a street mural outside the Richmond Triangle Players’ building in Scott’s Addition.

The Richmond Triangle Players is an LGBT focused theatre group that has served the community for over 25 years.

Witnesses caught a picture of the man they say is responsible for defacing the mural.

Driver defaces LGBTQ street mural in Richmond

Virginia Crime Commission hearing testimony

The Virginia Crime Commission has began two days of hearings today on proposals to curb gun violence plaguing the state and country after recent mass shootings.

The Crime Commission will hear testimonies Tuesday from the public, activists and the lawmakers proposing the bills being considered.

The meeting will be streamed live on the Virginia State Crime Commission website.

Virginia Crime Commission takes on gun control bills

Final thought

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