Hopewell shooting leaves 1 injured, vehicles & homes damaged

HOPEWELL, Va. (WRIC) — One person was injured and several vehicles and residences were damaged during a shooting in Hopewell Saturday night.

At about 10:53 p.m., officers responded to the 600 block of Winston Churchill Drive for a report of a shooting. Officer’s located a 17-year-old male victim of Prince George with a gunshot wound to the upper shoulder. An unknown suspect fled the area prior to police arriving. The victim was transported to Southside Regional Hospital in Petersburg.

The shooting does not appear to be a random act, and the victim is not cooperating with investigators.

Several vehicles and residences were damaged during the incident, but no one was injured.

Anyone who was traveling in and around the area of this incident and observed any suspicious activity or vehicle, please contact the Hopewell Police Department at (804) 541-2284. The Hopewell Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Unit continues to investigate this matter and other incidents that may be related.

Additionally, any person(s) who have information on this or any other crime occurring in the City of Hopewell may contact the Hopewell/Prince George Crime Solvers at 541-2202. You can also text-a-tip anonymously. Simply add “274637 (CRIMES)” to your contacts list on your cellular phone and then text “igotcha” along with your message/tip. You will then be provided an ID number that you will use when checking the status of your tip OR picking up your reward.

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