Woman shot outside nursing home in South Richmond

Published: Jul. 9, 2015 at 9:37 AM EDT|Updated: Jul. 19, 2015 at 9:37 AM EDT
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RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - A nurse wounded after a shooting outside the Envoy at Westover Hills nursing home is in stable condition, according to a company spokesperson.

Richmond Police believe she was injured in a random shooting. The nursing home's spokesperson says they have increased security out of an abundance of caution and do not believe people living, working and getting treated here are in any danger.

Police rushed to the nursing home on Forest Hill Avenue after a call for shots fired Wednesday night. Officers discovered that a nurse on her way home from work was injured. Police say the nurse was standing outside her car in the parking lot, when she heard gunshots. She got into her car to take cover, started to drive away, then realized she had been shot in the leg and called 911. Police say three cars were hit by gunfire, but nobody else was injured.

"I think it's startling and I think it's a sin and a shame," says neighbor Conni Shrock.

"We are taking every precaution to cooperate with local authorities in pursuing the ongoing investigation," said a spokesperson for Consulate Health Care, the parent company of the home. "We have secured the building and we have no reason to believe there are any concerns for the safety and well being the patients, residents and employees at the care center."
So far police have not released a suspect description, as the investigation is ongoing.

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