Man suffers life-threatening injuries in Chesterfield County shooting

Chesterfield County

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — The Chesterfield Police Department is investigating a shooting on Silver Oak Court near Meadowbrook Country Club.

Police were called to the 3500 block of the road shortly after 4:30 p.m., after residents reported hearing several gunshots.

At the scene they found a black Infinity SUV pulled over the curb, in front of a home.

Major Michael Louth told 8News Thursday evening a man was “slumped over” in the driver’s seat with a life-threatening gunshot wound. While he did talk to investigators, he was taken to the hospital and underwent surgery.

8News spoke with neighbors who expressed surprise after seeing the crime scene that is atypical for the quiet residential area.

“You’re scared to let them [children] out of your sight,” 20-year resident Laquita Strange said after learning of the shooting.

“They ride their scooters, their bicycles. They’re out here playing,” where the shooting occurred, she said.

After police tape went around the SUV, two groups of people outside homes, dozens of yards apart, could be heard yelling back and forth; prompting police to intervene though no physical contact between the groups were made.

Louth said investigators would canvass the street in search for information, and any potential footage of the incident, including doorbell video.

While officers believe this to be an isolated incident causing no threat to the public, no suspect information was shared and no arrests have been announced as of Thursday night.

This is a developing story, stay with 8News as we work to learn more.

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