14-year-old boy shot while riding scooter in Richmond


A 14-year-old boy was shot and injured as he was riding a scooter in the area of the Pullman Point Apartments Tuesday night, police said.

About 9:30 p.m., Richmond police officers were conducting patrols of the housing complex, which has seen an uptick in gang violence recently, when they heard a volley of gunfire in the area, Lt. Andre Hill said.

Officers responded to the shooting scene in the 100 block of S. 33rd Street and found a 14-year-old suffering from a single gunshot wound to the back of his right shoulder, Hill said.

He was transported to a local hospital in stable condition.

The boy told police he had been riding his scooter in the area when a passenger in a white Cadillac driving southbound on 33rd street started shooting in his direction, Hill said. He stated he did not see the occupants and they fled southbound on 33rd.

It was one of at least two shootings in Richmond Tuesday. Several hours earlier, another juvenile survived a shooting in the 100 block of 19th Street that apparently followed an attempted robbery, Hill said.