May 16, 2016
The Richmond Police Department is investigating an aggravated assault shooting that occurred early Saturday morning near the 17th Street Farmers Market and asking the community for its help.
“Hundreds of people were leaving clubs in Shockoe Bottom when a fight broke out near the farmers market and shots were fired. One of those shots struck an innocent bystander.” said Detective Sergeant Richard Edwards with the Major Crimes Unit. “We’re asking anyone who saw or heard anything or may have captured this incident on video to contact us as their information could help us solve this case.”
At approximately 2:10 a.m., officers responded to the 1700 block of East Main Street in reference to a shooting. When they arrived, they located an adult male suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. He was taken to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries, but he is in stable condition.
Detectives believe the shooting stemmed from an altercation in the parking area of the farmers market. However, the victim was not involved in the fight.Anyone with additional information about this incident can call Major Crimes Detective Kevin Hughes at (804) 646-3917 or contact Crime Stoppers at 780-1000 or at www.7801000.com.
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