Family: Teen critically injured in Richmond shooting expected to survive


RICHMOND, Va (WRIC) — A sister of the teen who was shot in South Richmond Sunday night told 8News on Monday that the boy is expected to survive.

The shooting happened at about 9:30 p.m. in the 900 block of Hill Top Drive, according to Richmond Police. Family members say the 14-year-old was playing outside with a friend when 4-5 shots rang out in the area.

The boy, along with several cars and a nearby home, was struck. He was rushed to the hospital injuries that were initially described as ‘potentially life-threatening.’

The teen’s sister told 8News that her brother, who attends Thompson Middle School, was shot in his side. She said the bullet ‘passed through one of his lungs and into his neck, but only affected soft tissue.’

The teen remains hospitalized in stable condition, his sister added. Police also confirmed his injuries are now considered non-life threatening.

No suspect information has been released at this time. Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 780-1000.

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