RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Police are investigating a shooting that occurred near VCU’s campus early Friday morning.
According to Richmond and VCU Police, one victim was shot on Catherine and Bowe Streets in the Carver neighborhood during an attempted robbery. The victim was transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
Richmond Police said that officers heard shots and when they responded to the scene they found two men struggling over a gun in the road. One man was suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. While treating the victim, police determined that the victim was shot during an attempted robbery.
Police said that they have since taken the suspect into custody.
Prior to the shooting on Catherine Street, police said that the same suspect attempted to enter a home in the 1300 block of West Clay Street, just blocks away. In that incident, police said the suspect fired shots after being unable to gain entry, but nobody was injured in that incident.
VCU Police sent an alert to students telling them to stay indoors at 5:20 a.m. VCU sent another alert at 6:05 a.m. saying the situation had been resolved and to resume normal activity.
Police said they are not currently looking for any suspects.
This morning’s shooting was just blocks away from Thursday’s fatal shooting of a VCU student. Samuel Kwarteng, 20, from Alexandria was shot during an altercation off campus in the 1200 block of West Moore Street.
The suspect, Emmanuel E. Jordan, 20, of the 1200 block of West Moore Street, was “immediately arrested” and charged with involuntary manslaughter. Police did say that the suspect was not affiliated with VCU.
VCU President Michael Roa sent a letter to the VCU community late Thursday morning regarding the fatal shooting.
“I am sure you join me in sending our thoughts and prayers to Samuel’s family and friends in this time of great loss,” Rao said. “The VCU Counseling Center has been alerted and its services are available to anyone who needs assistance in dealing with this tragic event.”
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