HOPEWELL, Va. (WRIC) — A man was shot in Hopewell early Sunday afternoon as he was getting into a vehicle in the 100 block of Rev. C. W. Harris Way.
When officers arrived on the scene, the man had already been picked up and dropped off at John Randolph Medical Center, where he sought treatment.
Preliminary investigations showed that the victim was shot by an unknown subject. Police did not give a motive for the shooting.
The victim somehow managed to start the vehicle, before crashing into a nearby parked car.
He then got out and fled on foot on Randolph Road, where he was picked up and carried to the hospital.
The man suffered a single non-life threatening gunshot wound to his upper arm area.
The offender was last seen running into the Davisville Housing Community dressed in dark clothing.
The Hopewell Police Department is now investigating the matter and have requested that the unidentified “Good Samaritan” that transported the victim to the hospital contact Detective Keith Krueger of the Criminal Investigations Unit at (804) 541-2284 as they may hold information critical to the investigation.
Additionally, anybody who may have been traveling in and around the area at the time of the incident and observed any suspicious people or vehicles are also encouraged to contact the Hopewell Police Department or the Hopewell/Prince George Crime Solvers at 541-2202.
You can also text-a-tip anonymously by adding “274637 (CRIMES)” to your Contacts list on your cellular phone and then text “igotcha” along with your message/tip.
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