PETERSBURG, Va. (WRIC) — Petersburg Police have identified the suspect who is linked to shooting a 15-year-old girl on W. Wythe Street over the weekend.
On Saturday, November 13, Petersburg Police arrived to the 1100 block of W. Wythe St. around 7 p.m. for reports of a shooting.
Police quickly located the 15-year-old victim who was suffering from a non-life threatening gunshot wound. She was transported to the hospital and treated for her injuries.
A suspect was identified, surrendered to police shortly after and was identified as a 16-year-old male who’s name is withheld.
The suspect has been charged with reckless handling of a firearm by a minor.
A detention order was issued and the suspect has been incarcerated at a detention facility for juveniles.