Shooting on Richmond’s Southside leaves young girl injured


RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Richmond police are investigating a shooting that left a child injured on the city’s Southside.

It happened on Joplin Avenue around 12:30 a.m.Tuesday. Officers were in the area when they heard gunshots.

They went into a home on Joplin Avenue and found a girl with a gunshot wound. She was rushed to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Police haven’t been able to release any suspect information this morning.

This shooting happened just hours after a shooting in Church Hill left two people injured. One of them is in critical condition this morning.

Officers, the Forensics Unit and detectives from Major Crimes urge anyone with information to contact Crime Stoppers at (804) 780-1000 or at


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