Investigators search for clues after 2-year-old critically injured in Henrico County shooting

Henrico County

HENRICO COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — A two-year-old remains in critical condition following a shooting in Henrico County Tuesday night.

Officers were called to a home in the 400 block of Winston Street around 6 p.m. As officers arrived, ‘it was apparent shots had been fired,’ police said Wednesday.

Police learned that a 2-year-old was struck while inside a residence and rushed to a local hospital by family. A GoFundMe account set up by the child’s mother states the 2-year-old was shot in the head and remains hospitalized in critical, but stable condition.

Photo of 2-year-old Lavier (Photo: GoFundMe)

On Wednesday, investigators returned to the scene to scour for clues. The Winston Street home was visibly riddled with bullets and the back window of a car was shot out next door.

“A little bit of shock in this neighborhood,” said one man who lives in the area and wished to remain anonymous. “I’m trying to contain myself now because who can not get emotional over a 2-year-old? I don’t care who it is, a 2-year-old? That’s an innocent baby.”

Several neighbors told 8News the 2-year-old, Lavier, is a twin.

“Our kids deserve better,” one of them said. “The kids deserve safety.”

No suspect information has been released at this time as police continue to investigate. One neighbor told 8News they saw a car pull up moments before the shots rang out.

“Any shooting is a tragic situation for everyone involved. Detectives continue to investigate the events leading up to this incident. They are asking for anyone within the community who may have heard something or seen any suspicious behavior to contact Detective Seay at 804.501.5000 or Crime Stoppers at 804.780.1000. Community members may also submit anonymous tips by using the P3 Tips on their electronic devices.”

Henrico Police

Stay with 8News for updates on this developing story.

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