Juvenile shot to death in Henrico’s east end
HENRICO, Va. (WWBT) - A juvenile male is dead after a shooting in Henrico’s east end overnight.
Shortly after midnight Friday, officers responded to the 1300 block of Old Bronze Drive for a reported shooting.
When officers arrived, they found a boy in the driver’s seat of a vehicle with multiple gunshot wounds. Emergency crews tried to save him, but he later died at the hospital.
Henrico police said this makes the third deadly shooting involving a juvenile this year. Neighbors nearby tell NBC12 they are worried about the safety of young people in the community.
“They just shooting, man. They got to get right,” Charlie said. “It got to get better than this. It’s too many youth leaving here,” he said.
Charlie said he was driving home moments after the shooting.
“I came home to it. I mean, I couldn’t get in. Like, it was blocked off. I was like, what the hell is going on? Of course, I’m like, it got to be something serious,” he said.
The Hope Village neighborhood in Glen Allen came together Friday in response to the recent gun violence in Henrico County.
“We all know it need[s] to stop. It’s actually senseless,” Maurice Tyler, the organizer of the unity event, said. “I mean because when a person gets murdered, it’s actually the family that suffers from both sides.”
Hope Village is just one of the neighborhoods he patrols with Security 88. Henrico police, fire, and Shannon Taylor with the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office of Henrico County hope to send a message of peace with Friday’s event.
“Everyone deserves a safe place to live, to work, to raise their children,” Taylor said. “And to the efforts that we can do to make that happen, we are 100% committed to do that,” she said.
Dozens of families showed up at the event to also enjoy food, music and games.
A spokesperson with Henrico County Public Schools said the victim was a former HCPS student but was not enrolled at the time of his death.
The investigation into this shooting is ongoing.
Anyone with information can call Detective M. Rosser with Henrico Police at 804-501-5247.
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