Police: Woman critically injured in East End shooting after gunman on BMX bike fires into crowd

Richmond

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — A woman is fighting for her life after being shot in Richmond’s East End Thursday night.

Police said the woman was standing with friends in the 1400 block of N. 22nd Street at around 8 p.m. when she was shot by an unknown black male riding a BMX-style bicycle who shot into the crowd. She is being treated for life-threatening injuries.

Officers at the scene recovered a weapon and cartridge casings, according to police, though no motive has been established.

The suspect is decribed as a dark-skinned black male with short-cut hair who was wearing a black shirt and stonewashed jeans. Police said he was also carrying a backpack.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at (804) 780-1000 or at www.7801000.com . The P3 Tips Crime Stoppers app for smartphones may also be used. All Crime Stoppers methods are anonymous.

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