RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — A man is fighting for his life after a shooting in broad daylight in downtown Richmond Tuesday morning.
According to police, the victim was shot at around 10:15 a.m. at the intersection of Broad and 3rd streets near the Greater Richmond Convention Center.
“It was a fight and then the next thing you know, it was a gunshot and the man fell to the ground,” said one eyewitness who was so shaken that she asked not to be identified. “It was like slow motion. It was so surreal that somebody would pull a gun out and shoot right here in the middle of daylight right here on Broad Street.”
The woman added that she took measures to protect her child, who was in a stroller, in case of more shots were fired.
“I took my baby and I put her behind one of the store doors so she wouldn’t get hit if there was another shot,” she said.
The victim remains hospitalized at VCU Medical Center with life-threatening injuries. Police said they are investigating the shooting as an isolated incident.