Police identify toddler shot, killed in Colonial Heights

The Tri-Cities

COLONIAL HEIGHTS, Va. (WRIC) — A 3-year-old boy was killed after being shot Friday morning in Colonial Heights.

Police said officers and EMS were called to a home in the 100 block of Bruce Avenue at around 6:45 a.m. There they found the toddler, Avion Talley, suffering from a single gunshot wound.

The toddler was pronounced dead at the scene.

“Although this is an active investigation, there is no suspected danger to the community related to this incident,” Colonial Heights Police said in a release.

A neighbor told 8News she heard a gunshot at around 1 a.m. She woke up to find a large police presence outside.

“My heart is really saddened by this news,” Lynette Taylor said. “I have three kids of my own, two of them I had to explain to them what happened. They saw the lights and said, ‘Mommy, somebody’s hurt.’”

Colonial Heights detectives are investigating this case and ask anyone with information to contact Detective Sergeant Thad Johnson at (804) 524-8701, or you can remain anonymous by using the app or by calling the Chesterfield/Colonial Heights Crime Solvers at (804)-748-0660.

This is a developing story. Stay with 8News for updates.

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