Police seek suspect who shot man near Blandford Academy in Petersburg

Petersburg, Va. (WRIC) — Petersburg Police are searching for a suspect who shot someone near Blandford Academy Wednesday afternoon.

Police say they responded to the shooting shortly before 2:30 p.m. in the 100 block of North Church Street where an adult male was reportedly yelling to a caller that he had been shot. The victim was treated at the scene before being flown to VCU Medical Center. Police say he is expected to survive.

While searching the area for a suspect, officers locked down nearby Blandford Academy. Classes were interrupted for 20 minutes, according to police.

Police are still working to identify a suspect.

Anonymous information regarding the incident can be given to Petersburg Dinwiddie Crime Solvers at 861-1212, text the key word “pdcash” plus your tip to 274637, or go to the website pdcrimesolvers.org to leave a web tip. If the information leads to an arrest, a cash reward will be given.

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