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12-year-old shot by stray bullet in Gilpin Court

Published: Oct. 6, 2014 at 1:32 PM EDT|Updated: Oct. 16, 2014 at 12:18 AM EDT
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RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - A 12-year-old was hit by a stray bullet during an argument Sunday afternoon and Richmond police are searching Gilpin Court for a suspect.

Detectives say the first call to 911 came in at 3:59 p.m., from the 1000 block of St. John Street. Two men got in an argument and when one of them took out a gun and fired shots, a stray bullet hit a boy nearby.

The boy was rushed to VCU MEdical Center with a shot to the upper right thigh. He is expected to recover.

The suspect is a Black male, around 5'5" tall, with dreadlocks and wearing a blue jean jacket, olive green shirt and blue jeans.

Any tips can be called in to Richmond Crime Stoppers at (804) 780-1000.

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