Richmond Police detectives need the public’s help to identify the suspects and provide information about the shooting which occurred yesterday in the Barton Heights neighborhood.
At approximately 5:19 p.m. yesterday, multiple police units responded to the Norrell Elementary School Annex at 201 W. Graham Road for an active shooter situation. It was reported that three suspects forced entry into the building and were possibly still on-scene. When units arrived, they quickly set a perimeter and cleared the building.
While the suspects were not located, four individuals were found inside of the building. One of the individuals was found suffering from a non-life threatening gunshot wound. The victim was transported to a local hospital where she was treated and released. No other injuries were reported.
The suspects are described as:
· Suspect 1: Black male with a dark complexion, short hair and no facial hair. He is approximately 5’2”, and in his early-to-mid teens. He was wearing a red bandana covering his face from his eyes to his chin, blue jeans, and a short sleeve shirt.
· Suspect 2: Black male with a dark complexion, short hair and no facial hair. He is approximately 5’6”, and in his early-to-mid teens. He was wearing blue jeans and a white T-shirt.
· Suspect 3: Black male in his early-to-mid teens.
The suspects were last seen running southbound in the alley between Miller and Greenwood Avenues.
During the investigation, a red Metropack backback (Photos attached) was found on the premises. Police are asking anyone who may have seen this backpack to please speak with detectives.
Detectives ask anyone with any information about this man’s identity to call Major Crimes Detective M. Smith at (804) 646-8171 or contact Crime Stoppers at (804) 780-1000, online at www.7801000.com or by texting Crime Stoppers at 274637, using the keyword “ITip” followed by your tip. Submit tips about persons in possession of illegally-held guns by using keyword “GUN250” followed by your tip. Rewards up to $250. All the Crime Stoppers methods are anonymous.